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Some years ago a great article in The Arrow by Louis Newton entitled "Coal Operations on the N&W" listed 34 mine shifters (broken down by point of origin and general territory covered) at work on the Pokey. Another great article by Ed King in The Arrow (about the same time) described the five mine train operations out of Wilcoe in 1962 including time on duty, limits and work done.
Can anyone furnish me similar info (calling time and work done [as detailed as possible]) from the mid 50s to early 60s (closer to 1955 the better) on each of the crews from the following locations:
3 crews out of Bluefield serving the Bluestone Branch and its subsidiaries
4 crews out of Bluefield serving the ML from WE of Elkhorn Tunnel to Vivian including Keystone
4 crews out of Auville Yard serving mines on Dry Fork Branch and its sub-branches
2 crews out of Auville serving mines on ML east and west of Iaeger
5 crews out of Williamson serving mines on ML and branches as far east as Gilbert Branch and on Buchanan Branch as far east as Raitt
4 crews out of Weller Yard serving mines east of there on Buchanan Branch, Dismal Creek Branch and sub-branches
2 crews out of Weller Yard serving mines on Levisa Branch as well as the Buchanan Branch east of Raitt
Raven Shifter out of Richlands serving Big Creek and Coal Creek Branches
Norton-Boody Shifter out of Norton serving mines on WE of CV District as well as Toms Creek Branch
3 Scioto Div crews out of Williamson serving mines along ML and branches, including Lenore Branch
Any help would be appreciated. You can contact me off list at gfish19 at verizon.net.
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