Virginian in 1909--Shops

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
April 22, 1909

Will be on Smaller Scale Than Those at Victoria, Where Most of Heavy Work Will be Done

Since President Rogers' trip over the Virginian it has been given out authoritatively that Victoria, Va., will get the repair shops of this new road; that plans are now being prepared and ground will be broken within the next couple of weeks for the erection of shops costing in the neighborhood of $150,000. These buildings will be constructed of brick, stone and steel, and like all of the construction work of the Virginian railway will be of the very best class.
Princeton is also to have shops, but these will be built on a much smaller scale to take care of the equipment on the extreme western end of the road, and as there will be a great many branch lines leading out of Princeton and the coal fields it is necessary for some shops to be placed at that point, but the heavy repairs and rebuilding, it is understood, will be at the main shop at Victoria.
[Either the authoritative source was wrong or else the Virginian changed its mind about the location of its main shops.]

Gordon Hamilton
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