Early Pocahonas Coal Operations: 1898 Lecture at NE RR Club
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"Excellent find," an interesting read, thank you, Abram (check's in the
On 8/9/2021 10:53 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> The following link leads to a lecture delivered to the New England
> Railroad Club in May, 1898, by George M. Carpenter, who was some kind
> of (unspecified) representative of the Pocahontas Coal Company.
> The article gives, as the author terms it, a "trip down the Elkhorn
> Valley," and then some generalized information about what is east of
> On p. 18 of the PDF (which is p. 36 of the article as printed in the
> Proceedings of the New England Railroad Club,) the author states,
> "Radford is a terminal of the Pocahontas Division." I think what he
> means is that crews which brought coal trains out of the Pocahontas
> fields, terminated at Radford. Which statement was nothing short of
> heuristic for me. I had never realized that before. It certainly
> makes sense.
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