N&W in 1909--Incidentals

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
May 4, 1909

Goes to Surgeons' Meeting
Dr. J. Francke Fox left last night for Cincinnati to attend the meeting of the Norfolk and Western surgeons in that city tomorrow.
[Before medical care was widely available, the N&W had an arrangement for private-practice doctors to be associated with the company. Does anyone have any information on this little written about relationship?]

Superintendent Cook Here
J. W. Cook, superintendent of the Radford division, arrived in the city on the private car of N. D. Maher last night and will leave for Roanoke this morning.

Long Passenger Train
No. 3 last night was the longest passenger train that has passed through the city for quite a while, being composed of thirteen cars and pulled by two engines, having four Pullmans and the private car of N. D. Maher, general manager. Two extra Pullmans were provided for the accommodation of the Norfolk and Western physicians who are en route to Cincinnati to attend the annual meeting of the company physicians, which will be held in that city tomorrow.

Go to Visit Son
President L. E. Johnson, of the Norfolk and Western, and Mrs. Johnson, left yesterday for Detroit, Mich., to visit their son who resides in that city. They were accompanied by Mr. Geo. P. Johnson as far as Portsmouth, Ohio, where she will spend a few days as guest of her parents.

Wreck Delays Traffic
Train No. 18 arrived here nearly three hours late yesterday, owing to a wreck at Welch. Freight train No. 84 ran into the rear of second 76, derailing the engine and several cars. The track was cleared in time to allow No. 4 to get by.
[The reporters of that day must have really kept an ear to the rail in order to keep up with comings and goings and minor events such as the above.]

Gordon Hamilton
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