Virginian in 1912--Strike

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Andrew Carnegie and T N Miller founded the Pittsburg Locomotive Works in
1865 at Allegheny PA. By 1901 it had been merged into ALCO. It was
closed in March of 1919.

Jim Stapleton
On 10/25/2011 5:56 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> Bluefield Daily Telegraph

> February 15, 1912


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> *Strike May be Renewed*

> Some uneasiness is manifested in business circles at this place over the

> prospects of a renewed strike on the Virginian. The matter will be

> determined today at Norfolk and everyone is hoping for the best. But on

> yesterday morning, it is reported, the railway company sent out some

> half dozen engines to be overhauled at Pittsburg, instead of allowing

> them to remain here for the needed repairs. This straw in the wind, if

> such it can be termed, might be construed to mean a lockout on the part

> of the railway company for the time being. Whether such is the intention

> of the company cannot at present be learned. But at least it shows that

> the company is desirous of proving its independence in the matters at issue.

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> [/Locomotives sent to Pittsburg for repair?/]

> Gordon Hamilton


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