N&W in 1910--Various

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George maybe it was built under the guise of N&W or Virginian as both railroads did go into Gilbert. Don Mills
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
July 15, 1910

Narrow Escape From Death
S. C. Combs had a very narrow escape from death yesterday at Glen Alum when a flue burst in the engine on which he was fireman. The escaping steam burned him very badly about the face and arms. Engineer Marshall escaped unharmed. The accident occurred about 6:30 and Combs was brought to this city on train No. 2 which arrived here about noon. He was carried to the Bluefield Sanitarium where his burns were treated.
[This is the second N&W boiler failure reported in as many days. Glen Alum, WV is on the main line between Devon and Wharnclife.]
New Railroad Chartered
A new Railroad has been chartered to run from Lenore on Pigeon Creek, Tug Fork of Big Sandy, to the Mouth of Gilbert's Creek on the Guyandotte river. The capital stock is $50,000* and the incorporators are Simon P. Richmond, V. L. Black, L. G. Summerfield, Augus W. McDonald and George S. Couch, Jr., all of Charleston. The road will tap a large lumber, coal and oil territory.
[*This number was blurred on the microfilm; the best interpretation is shown. I don't think this railroad was ever built.]
Money for Attachments
Squire Godbey yesterday received $300 from the Norfolk and Western, which will be used to satisfy attachments which have been run on railroad employes during the past month. This money will be ready for distribution at once. Some of the money recovered represents debts many months old, to recover which suit has been entered in the magistrate's court.
Gordon Hamilton


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