N&W in 1911--Connecting road accident
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Wed Apr 6 17:27:26 EDT 2011
This is intersting and sad. Imation being on the same train when your father died. My question is, how many logging railroads did the N&W connect with? My assumption is a few since the N&W does run right through the heart of Appalachia.
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Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:10:44 -0400
Subject: N&W in 1911--Connecting road accident
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
IN CITY AND COALFIELD
Crushed to Death
Elliott Sanders was crushed to death on the Honaker Lumber company's lumber railroad Thursday afternoon when a train composed of seven box cars and eleven log cars got away on the stretch of road which extends along Russell Creek back into the mountains of Buchanan from Richlands. It appears that the log cars got away and pushed the rest of the train on ahead until the wreck came. Sanders' body was frightfully mangled and one of his legs had not been found up to yesterday. His son, who was employed by the same company, was working on the train when the accident occurred.
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