North Carolina Branch industries long gone, and present.

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Wed Jan 4 09:37:31 EST 2006

There were shipments of limestone that originated at Austinville
and also at Buchanan on the Shenandoah Division. In the 70's
N&W used 40 foot box cars to haul this not too lucrative commodity.
My uncle was a representative for Smith-Douglas fertilizer. When
I made it home for Christmas, he complained that clients were
receiving limestone in box cars with no doors. Sure enough,
N&W saved many a man-hour by not having to do door repair.
After all, limestone just didn't have the same attraction as say a
box car loaded with cigarettes.
Harry Bundy
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