Dry Fork Branch mid 70's

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Wed Oct 26 08:45:45 EDT 2005

Regarding tipples and sidings on the Dry Fork Branch at that period,
these (or most of these) can be identified from the Accounting
Department listing of "Sidings, Stations and Agents" that was published
periodically and listed locations that cars could be billed from and
billed to by milepost and name.

I have a 1964, 1969 and a 1977 that should do the job. I will scan them
and post them on the list/website for you.

G Rolih, Cincinnati

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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


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


> 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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