N&W in 1909--NRH&W Ry

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Wed May 20 16:57:47 EDT 2009

Wonder where the 8 miles from Narrows to Rocky Gap came from (unless I'm missing something)? I remember us taking credit for earning our Boy Scout Cycling merit badges of ~25 miles per round trip. I checked Google Maps and it says the distance from Narrows (downtown) to Rocky Gap is 17+ miles. The railroad grade made for easy riding and the scenery was always beautiful.

Ed Painter - Narrows, VA living in Russellville, AR

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
September 12, 1909

Dr. Bogle Files Notice of Appeal From Decision of Judge Kegley of Circuit Court

J. G. White, of Libscomb & Company, contractors on the New River, Holston and Western Railway, who was in the city yesterday, says that work has again been held up on the Dr. Bogle farm by a notice of appeal from the decision of the circuit court at Tazewell in the injunction matter. The court refused Dr. Bogle's injunction, and the contractors proceeded to work on the quarter mile stretch which passed through the plantation, but were stopped in two days by the appeal actions.
The rest of the grading, Mr. White says, is being rushed ahead. The entire distance of the road from Narrows to Rocky Gap, in Bland county, is eight miles, and four miles of this has already been completed. According to Mr. White if the building is not interfered with by litigation, the line will be completed and in operation by the first of the year.
[A "plantation" along Wolf Creek?]

Gordon Hamilton
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