N&W/Scioto Valley Question

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Sun Oct 7 09:53:50 EDT 2007


Any chance you could scan or send us a copy of that Employee TT with Cromley
listed? This is a fascinating bit of local history that we are tracking
down...our thanks to you all for this information:

Eric Davis: cgtower at gmail.com

Whit Wardell: wwardell at completegeneral.com



On 10/6/07, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:


> In a message dated 10/4/2007 9:45:47 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,

> nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org writes:


> There was station named Cando in 1929 just north of Circleville


> "Jungle Jim" -

> Whit may have a point. Cando translates into Ceee and Oh, as in

> Chesapeake and Ohio. When N&W was double-tracking Petersburg

> to Suffolk in 1914, Burt, 2.2 miles east of Waverly was established at

> the temporary east end of double track. There was a single track

> section through Coppahaunk Swamp which ended at Herma.

> Apparently Burt and Herma blocked trains through the single track

> section.


> Between Glen Jean and Reeses, the C.& O. N. R.R. paralleled the

> Columbus District in several places. Circleville (MP 679) to Cromley is

> one example. As construction progressed, it would seem that C.& O. N.R.R.

> trains would be diverted off the N&W and on to their own tracks where a

> connection could be made. In compiling the list of Telegraph Station

> Calls,

> I thought we'd run into some temporary block stations from Gregg toward

> Columbus, but I don't see any on my list. Cando may very well have been

> established to block and "OS" trains to dispatchers on both roads.


> Cromley *did* have a telegrapher which shows up in N&W's *system*

> timetable eff. November 24, 1907. The telegraphic station call for

> Cromley was "CR".

> Harry

> Bundy




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