When the N&W Changed Its Gauge

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Sat Dec 29 15:36:35 EST 2018

Trivia: Mr. Helvestine was from Berryville VA, where his father operated a pharmacy.

Mason Cooper


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This article is only one of many N&W historical articles that Frank Helvestine wrote for the N&W Magazine, starting with an article in the first issue of the Magazine, June 1923.  He was chief clerk to several N&W vice presidents.  Another Frank Helvestine (son? grandson?) was a machinist at Shaffers Crossing roundhouse when I worked there.  I later saw in the Roanoke newspaper where the younger Helvestine was involved in some unpleasant legal matter.

Gordon Hamilton

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