early N&W operation in Washington, DC ??
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See the attached page from the June 1893 issue of the "Travelers Official
Guide of the Railways...."
Note that you and I could not have ridden these trains because of the
stipulation, "No Second-class or Emigrant Tickets will be accepted for
passage on these trains."
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Subject: early N&W operation in Washington, DC ??
>I seen occasional references in the 1890-1900 era of N&W train
> operations in the Washington, DC scene. If this correct via which
> railroad and which gateway did such things occur ?? The references are
> a little bit here and there and I can't cite where I have seen them
> but I have read about such things and by the wording I saw at the time
> it appeared to be a regular operation, not the occasional special move
> for some sort of excursion.
> The basic choices for gateways are: RF&P from Richmond, Southern via
> either Lynchburg or Riverton to Manassas, and B&O via Shenandoah
> Junction, which is where I would like to think it came through, if it
> did. I have eliminated Hagerstown as it would have entailed the
> Washington County Branch to Weverton and I believe the bridges were
> pretty light-loading. I also know the line from Riverton to Manassas
> had a similar problem. All of this is why I am leaning towards
> Shenandoah Jct., for what if anything occurred. Any other routing
> would have really been circuitous and wouldn't have happened, like
> coming through Waynesboro via C&O and somehow using their trackage
> agreement from Orange to DC.
> Were they considering being a part of the Pot Yard consortium and
> either pulled out or were eliminated for some reason? Lots of
> questions but no real clues here.
> Bob Cohen
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