N&W in 1920--Pocahontas, VA

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
January 19, 1910

Hope for Road's Extension
Colonel W. F. Kirby of Cedar Bluff was in the city yesterday. Colonel Kirby was for several years chief engineer of the Pocahontas and Western Railway between this city and Boissevain, and it is hoped he will be sent back at an early date to complete the road to Frazier and Thorne, which is now under advisement.
[The June 1908 N&W annual report contains the following:

"At date of June 30th, 1908, the operated length of the Pocahontas

and Western Railroad was 3.29 miles of main line and 1.13

miles of sidings. Work upon the extension to the Thorne

Operation of the Pocahontas Consolidated Collieries Company, Inc.,

a distance of 3.81 miles above Boissevain, was temporarily stopped

in November, 1907, upon which date the roadbed was about 70 per

cent. completed". Maybe this explains Thorne, but where was Frazier?]

In Search of Health
J. F. Ward, agent for the Norfolk and Western at this place, left last night for a western trip. While away he will visit West Baden Hot Springs, Seattle and San Francisco in search of health. Mr. Ward expects to be away until he first of March.

City-Like Appearance
Charles W. Akers, the newly appointed trainmaster of the Pocahontas division, was in the city this week, which is the first visit Mr. Akers has made to Pocahontas for a few years, and was much gratified at the city-like appearance of the place, with paved streets.
Gordon Hamilton
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