N&W in 1910--Engines

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
January 21, 1910

Norfolk and Western May be Compelled to Hire From Other Roads
The Norfolk and Western is having difficulty with its engines. It is learned that the company could use about twenty more engines at this time. The shortage seems to have been caused by unusual loading on other divisions and engines have been borrowed from the Pocahontas division. It may become necessary to hire engines from some other railroad which has a few to spare. The Norfolk and Western is not the only road which is in this fix on account of the inability of locomotive shops to turn out engines fast enough to supply the demand. The local road has orders placed for several engines, but they are not being delivered on contract time. The road is also building a number of new hopper cars and expects to be able to give them to this division as fast as they can be turned out.
Gordon Hamilton
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