1907 - Oil Trusts Owns New Railroad

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Roanoke Times - June 05, 1907


Raleigh, N.C., June 4, -- During the last Legislature a charter was
granted to the Raleigh and Winston-Salem Railroad Company and it is
now reported that the charter was in reality procured for the Norfolk
and Southern, which is building a line from Raleigh to Norfolk,
through eastern North Carolina.
The intention of the company is reported to be to connect with the
Norfolk and Western at Winston and the route will be as to directness
regardless of towns. The company wants this line so as to have a
direct connection with the coal fields. This road is said to be
backed by the Standard Oil Company.


- Roger Link

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