N&W in 1911--Buys another railroad

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Sat Apr 23 21:34:52 EDT 2011

Bluefield Daily Telegraph
August 30, 1911

Anthracite Road Bought by N. & W.

The Norfolk and Western has bought the Virginia Anthracite railroad extending from Christiansburg to Blacksburg. The price paid was $100,000. The Norfolk & Western was the only bidder for the property. The road is ten miles long.
[The enclosed photo is of the unusual Merrimac of the Virginian Anthracite RR, which served an anthracite mine at Merrimac Mines, 5.1 miles from Christiansburg, VA. This locomotive was scrapped in 1916. As is well known, the train on this line became known at the "Huckleberry."]

Gordon Hamilton
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/nw-mailing-list/attachments/20110423/9f8863bb/attachment-0001.htm>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 33752 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : <http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/nw-mailing-list/attachments/20110423/9f8863bb/attachment-0001.jpe>

More information about the NW-Mailing-List mailing list