N&W in 1911--Buys another railroad

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Sun Apr 24 19:32:20 EDT 2011

Could the Bluefield Daily Telegraph have been two (2) years late with this
They abbreviated the name of the road, but the wonderful photo included
with this article does, in fact, have the full name on the tender. Can
someone provide an explanation . . . and/or, possibly, more details on this part
of N&W's mergers and acquisitions?

Virginia Anthracite Coal & Railway Company – Incorporated April 2, 1902 in
Virginia; connecting with the N&W main line at Christiansburg and
extending to Blacksburg, VA; purchased at foreclosure by the Norfolk & Western
Railway Co January 31, 1909, becoming the Blacksburg Branch, with N&W
operations beginning January 1, 1912.

The above text is my summary of information found in:
1. Corporate History Chart of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company as
of June 30th, 1916
2. Norfolk and Western Magazine, 10-1938, p. 408

Don Jackson
NWinNscale at aol.com
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