N&W in 1910--Columbus

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
December 13, 1910

Thirty-Two Mile Belt Line Will be Built Around Ohio's Capital City

Incorporation papers have been filed by the Columbus Connecting Railway Company, which will soon build and equip a steam belt line thirty-two miles long, to encircle the city of Columbus, at a cost of $6,000,000*. The new line will detour all the freight trains around the city and leave the stations in the city for the passenger and local trains and cars. It is said that the Norfolk and Western Railway could haul 700 cars of coal to Columbus daily if the Pennsylvania could handle them for transfer to the Chicago steel district. Present facilities permit of the handling of about half that number.
*The first digit is indistinct on the microfilm. The best interpretation is shown.

[Was any of this belt line ever built?]

Gordon Hamilton
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