N&W in 1909--Called to new road

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
March 28, 1909

Roanoke Civil Engineer on the Cairo and Norfolk Railway

Roanoke World: W. B. Hooker, a well known civil engineer, has received a telegram requesting him to report at Mayfield, to begin the survey for the proposed Cairo and Norfolk railroad. The work of surveying two sections of the road from Cairo, Ill., to Bowling Green, Ky., is to begin at once.
It is planned to build these two sections at once, and after that the road will run through the southwest via Roanoke to Norfolk.
Letters have been received here from Mr. Goode stating that the road would be built through the southwest counties which are at present undeveloped and then come to Roanoke.
Mr. Hooker, who will have charge of the survey on one section, was for a long time connected with the Norfolk and Western.
[In a May 6, 1908, article posted here Sep. 8, 2008, Mr. Goode was identified as president of the C&N--, obviously not the immediate past president of NS. "Mayfield" is almost certainly the town in Kentucky southeast of Cairo, IL and west of Bowling Green.]

Gordon Hamilton
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