N&W in 1912--Get DT&I?

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Of course, the new depot in Norwood was the freight house in the small yard
in Norwood bordered by Montgomery Road and Dana Avenue. There was already a
depot there called Elesmere built by the CP&V and another depot was at
Idlewild was about a mile and a half away westbound.

The N&W shipped coal through Columbus on the Hocking Valley (C&O's line from
Columbus to Toledo), the Toledo & Ohio Central (NYC) Western Branch up to
Toledo as well as the PRR Sandusky Branch. The CH&D routing could be from
Chillicothe over the Dayton Line which ran from Jackson, Ohio over to Dayton
(went down to Ironton, too). Or the N&W hauled coal over the Peavine and
across Cincinnati to the CH&D transfer yard in Ivorydale near the P&G plant.
The CH&D, not yet part of the B&O, would have hauled the coal up to Toledo.
At this time the PRR loading facilities at Sandusky were not all that
capable; the Toledo docks were well developed at this date.

The CH&D route through Chillicothe crossed he N&W at Renick by the paper
plant on the south side of Chillicothe. These tracks crossed the Marietta &
Cincinnati (Parkersburg-to-Cincinnati B&O) at Musselmans a few miles west of
Chillicothe. This line was built to get to the coal fields in Jackson
County, Ohio just like the early Springfield, Jackson & Pomeroy narrow gauge
line was built for. This line was eventually standard-gauged and turned in
to the DT&I.

Gary Rolih


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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Fri., April 12, 1912



Should Deal go Through George P. Johnson Will be Made President of Acquired




Would Give Outlet to Great Lakes for Pocahontas Coal, Now Sent Over Hocking
Valley, C., H. & D. and the Pennsylvania Lines.




General Superintendent, George P. Johnson, western general division,
with head quarters at Bluefield, and Superintendent, J. T. Carey, Scioto
division, with headquarters at Portsmouth, Ohio, both of the Norfolk and
Western were in Cincinnati Wednesday according to the Enquirer. Work has
been started on the new depot at Norwood, and they spent the day in
inspecting that plant and in going around Cincinnati terminals.

With the visit of Mr. Johnson, says the Enquirer, came the report that
the Norfolk and Western has been considering the acquisition of the Detroit,
Toledo and Ironton, the sale of which was deferred Monday until next
October. Should the deal go through Mr. Johnson will, it is understood, be
made president of the road, giving two members of the Johnson family that
title, as his father, L. E. Johnson, is president of the Norfolk and

The acquisition of the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton will give the Norfolk
and Western an outlet to the great lakes [sic], as at present time it sends
its lake coal over the Hocking Valley, Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton and
the Pennsylvania, part of it coming through Cincinnati. The Norfolk and
Western in the event that the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton is bought, could
use its own motive power and rolling stock on the Ohio road. Connection
could be acquired by the Norfolk and Western at Waverly, Ohio, on the
Columbus division, south of Columbus.

At the present time the Norfolk and Western sends coal over the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton, from Ironton. The acquisition of the
Detroit, Toledo and Ironton with its subsequent improvement will enable the
Norfolk and Western to have a longer haul on its lake coal instead of
dividing the haul with a number of other roads. This, of course, means more
freight revenue for the Norfolk and Western.

Mr. Johnson declined to talk about this matter, but it is known that the
Norfolk and Western has been considering the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton as
an outlet to the Great Lakes.

The coming year the Norfolk and Western will greatly increase its coal
tonnage, which last year passed the 21,000,000 ton mark making it one of the
most important coal carriers in the country. However, officials of the road
point to the fact that the Norfolk and Western is other than a simple coal
carrier, as the tonnage outside of coal is very large. Taking 100 per cent
as the basis of all of its tonnage, statistics show that about sixty per
cent of the tonnage is coal, while the remaining forty per cent consists of
miscellaneous freight.

As was stated in the Enquirer, the Norfolk and Western will invade the
Kentucky coal fields, building south eleven miles from Williamson to Pike
county, Kentucky. The coal in this field has peculiar properties that make
it an excellent product for the firms manufacturing coal by-products. A
considerable part of this coal will be marketed through Cincinnati, as a
Cincinnati company will make a specialty of selling this coal to the trade.


Gordon Hamilton


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