1907 - N. & W. Makes Appointments

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Roanoke Times - June 18, 1907


George P. Johnson is Made Superintendent of the Western Division.

The Norfolk & Western Railway Company yesterday issued the following
circulars in regard to the changes that will take place in the officials on
July 1:
"Roanoke, Va., June 17.
"Effective July 1, the company's lines will be operated as two general
divisions in charge of general superintendents as follows:
"Easten Division - All lines east of Bluefield, including Norfolk
terminals, A. C. Needles, General Superintendent, office at Roanoke.
"Western General Division - All lines west of Bluefield, including
Bluefield terminals, George P. Johnson, office at Bluefield
"General Manager



"Roanoke, Va., June 17,
"Mr. E. A. Blake is hereby appointed superintendent of the Scioto
Division, vice George P. Johnson, promoted, effecting July 1, 1907, with
office at Portsmouth, Ohio
"Mr. James T. Carey is hereby appointed superintendent of the Shenandoah
Division, vice E. A. Blake, promoted effective July 1, 1907, with offices
at Roanoke, Va.
"General Superintendent

"General Manager"

Some time ago a report was published in this paper as emanating from
Bluefield to the the effect that Mr. George P. Johnson, superintendent of
the Scioto Division, would be elected to the superintendency of the Western
Division provided for in the division of the road what will go into effect
the first of July. It would seem from the above that the report as sent out
from Bluefield was rather right.
All three of the above men are good railroaders, having gained their
knowledge of the great business from years of hard experience. Mr. Blake,
who succeeds Mr. Johnson as superintendent of the Scioto Division, is at
present superintendent of the Shenandoah Division; Mr. Carey, who succeeds
Mr. Blake, is now assistant superintendent of the Pocahontas Division.
Many who know of the records of the various railroad mere were expecting
the appointment of Mr. J. W. Cook to the general superintendency, in view
of his seniority as a division superintendent.


- Ron Davis, Roger Link

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