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Sounds like an interesting bit of history. As to the location of Merrimac,
the current VDOT road map does not show it but Delorme does. It apparently
is where the new elaborate interchange is placed between I-81 and
Many thanks to all for the details.
Mike Pierry, Jr.
On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 1:54 PM, NW Mailing List
<nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>wrote:
> Mike. Gordon will probably have a better answer, but for the time being:
> In that area of western Virginia there's a small area of anthracite. The
> Virginian Coal Mine listing shows two anthracite mines in or near McCoy,
> Virginia. There's a bit more about this area on Coalcampusa.com, if you
> look at the Southwestern Virginia section, and the Valley Field. He's got a
> picture of a tipple of the Pulaski Anthracite Coal Co. at Parrott, Virginia,
> that, to my eye, looks like it belongs in eastern Pennsylvania.
> And that little locomotive?? In researching my clinic on the motive power
> of the three Pochahontas roads, that is the only camelback and the only
> Prairie (2-6-2)that I have found for all three roads.
> Correction of anything I've said above is, as always, welcome.
> Frank Bongiovanni
> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 9:26 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
> > wrote:
>> Any idea where the anthracite coal was mined? Of course, the little
>> "camelback" loco (similar to Reading and Central of NJ machines) seems to be
>> designed to burn anthracite.
>> Mike Pierry, Jr.
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