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Wed Nov 13 11:49:53 EST 2019

Hello Tom

Welcome to the Society and mailing list.

I’m sure Alex Schust will answer your question, but I wanted to make you aware of the Coalwood book in the Commissary, in case you did not have it already. It can be found in the books section of the Commissary with SKU# 138.111.

A note for everyone, please be sure to sign your posts with your full name, otherwise the moderators might start rejecting them! :)

Ken Miller

> On Nov 13, 2019, at 11:16 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at <mailto:nw-mailing-list at>> wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I'm new to the list and the N&W Historical Society. I'm originally from Atlanta and live in Asheville now. But my father grew up in Coalwood, WV and Grandpa was the office manager for the Carter/Olga Coal company there. They tried to promote Grandpa to something like Executive Assistant to the General Manager, but Grandpa said that he didn't much like being considered anyone's assistant. :-)
> Dad graduated Big Creek High School in War in 1947 so has lots of memories of some of the prime time for coal operations there. N&W used to pull about 100 empties into Coalwood each morning, spend time rearranging the full cars from the previous day, then haul those back down in the afternoon. There was a siding just after the spur came back into the main line to Iaeger and they dropped all of the eastbound cars there instead of hauling them into the yard at Iaeger.
> My wife and I are just getting in modeling and I have also joined the modeling group. Long term I'm hoping to create a layout that models roughly the area from Bluefield up to Iaeger or perhaps even to Williamson in the 1950s.
> One question I have is which locomotives were used to run the daily runs up to the mines. I think for Coalwood it was a Class E2A and they were run as a double header. But this is based on Dad's now 91 year old memory.
> Thanks!
> Tom
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