Virginian in 1912--Strike

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Thu Oct 27 15:09:55 EDT 2011

Thanks. This is interesting infomation that I was not aware of. Actually,
in my comment to the article I wasn't so much questioning Pittsburg as I was
that the Virginian would send locomotives anywhere outside for repair.

Gordon Hamilton

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> Gordon


> 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

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

>> Bluefield Daily Telegraph

>> February 15, 1912


>> ------

>> *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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