Dry Fork Branch mid 70's

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Tue Oct 25 18:28:07 EDT 2005

I would have to say that coal was the primary commodity on the Dry Fork.
The line acts as a shortcut for coal trains going west and then south out of
West Virginia. Same for empties returning back to the mines. It saves
quite a few miles by not having to route the trains all the way through

Jeff Hawkins

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> Hello List,


> I am looking for information on what type of traffic that was common on

> the branch during the mid 1970's period, coal trains, mixed freights or

> locals etc.


> Suggestions as to what were the major tipples and towns along the line

> would be greatly appreciated.


> Many thanks,


> Stephen O'Brien

> Modelling the N&W in Australia !

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