N&W in 1909--ACL

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
June 26, 1909

Contract With Norfolk and Western Furnishes Short Route From Cincinnati to the South

It has become known from an official source that the Atlantic Coast Line railroad has entered into a contract with the Norfolk and Western railway to connect with the latter line at Roanoke and thereby establish a short route from Cincinnati, Chicago and the west to Charleston, S. C.
It is understood that the contract has been signed by both roads and that the Coast Line will soon award contracts for the construction of secondary road links.
At present the Coast Line owns a branch road from Wadesboro to Charleston, running through Cheraw. It is reported that this road as far as Florence from Wadesboro will be straightened out, the grades reduced and ninety-pound rails put down.
This road will be extended from Wadesboro to Winston-Salem. At Winston-Salem the road will connect with a road now controlled by the Norfolk and Western to Roanoke and at Roanoke the connection will be made with the Norfolk and Western.
It is reported that the Norfolk and Western has agreed to route port shipments over the road to Charleston. It is reported further that the road will haul coal from the Pocahontas fields.
[The road between Winston-Salem and Wadesboro became the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway, controlled jointly by the N&W and ACL.]

Gordon Hamilton
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