N&W in 1911--Buys another railroad

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Mon Apr 25 16:15:09 EDT 2011

Dear Abram, Bruce, and Mike, and all:

I find that putting Merrimac, VA, Parrott, VA, and McCoy, VA into Google
Maps can be very helpful. Between the 'net and NWHS publications it is not
hard to get into information overload.....resulting in further delay in
layout construction, but that's another story.

Frank Bongiovanni
Still trying to fit Mullens into his basement.

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 1:25 PM, NW Mailing List
<nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM, abram wrote:


>> I hope some erudite and generous soul can post GPS coordinates for the

>> "anthracite" mines on the old Virginia Anthracite Coal & Railway Company.

>> Surely information on the excavations must have been published in state

>> geological reports of that era.


>> Mr. Bruce Harper of Blacksburg... Thou art deputized to make exhaustive

>> research upon this topic, and report back to the ye List with diligence !



> You mean beyond what I have already been doing? I have a stack of stuff

> that I pulled from the N&W archives while they were still in the VT library,

> plus other material, all waiting for that "round tuit" (and additional

> research into other sources) to be pulled into an Arrow article down the

> road. But in the meantime, I will post some bits and pieces as time permits

> to my N&W web site (probably not this week) about this interesting section

> of railroad, the dealings the N&W had with the VAC&Ry Co., and the eventual

> acquisition of the rail line.


> The mines (multiple) on Price Mountain were served by both the N&W and the

> VGN until they got too deep and were plagued by water. Other mines in the

> area were served by both railroads, the VGN at McCoy and the N&W at Parrott

> in Pulaski County. I'll provide more details as time goes on.


> Bruce in Blacksburg




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