N&W in 1910--Long train

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
November 15, 1910

Private Cars From Several Roads Carrying Railway Men to St. Louis
The longest solid train of private cars which ever passed through this city arrived here at 7:10 yesterday morning and left at 7:30. It was made up of Norfolk and Western cars Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Norfolk and Southern No. 100, Cumberland Valley No. 41, a Philadelphia and Reading president's car, two Pennsylvania railroad president's and general manager's cars, two Pullmans and a baggage car, and carried railroad presidents, general managers, general superintendents and vice presidents on their [way] to St. Louis to attend the meeting of the American Railway Association [Became the Association of American Railroads in 1934.].
President L. E. Johnson, Vice President N. D. Maher, General Superintendents A. C. Needles and George P. Johnson, representing the Norfolk and Western went with the party. W. R. Hudson*, representing the Norfolk and Southern, was in the Norfolk and southern car.
[*Indistinct on the microfilm. Best interpretation shown.]
Gordon Hamilton
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