Virginian in 1909--1st coal trains

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
January 24, 1909
*Virginian Railway to be Open From Deepwater to Norfolk*

Norfolk, Va., Jan. 23--The Virginian Railway Company will next week,
should weather conditions not interfere with the prosecution of the work
of completing the line, run through freight trains from Deepwater, the
western end of the road, and Norfolk, the eastern terminal.
Vice President and General Manager Raymond DuPuyt, who returned
yesterday from New York made this announcement yesterday evening and
added that while the freight service wall necessarily be somewhat slow
until the road bed is shaken down, they expect to be able to handle
traffic from the start with fair dispatch and to be able to at least
bring down coal enough for their own use by some time next week and also
some little general freight which is accumulated up the line.
[/But, wait for the "rest of the story."/]

Gordon Hamilton
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