Virginian in 1909--To build
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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
September 28, 1909
WILD BUILD INTO N. & W. TERRITORY
Virginian Files In Clerk's Office Maps and Profiles of Proposed New Route
FEEDERS WILL RUN UP FLIPPING AND CRANE CREEKS
Will Parallel Norfolk and Western Branches and be Built To Points Near Goodwill and Mora in Mercer Coal Territory
CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN SOON AND BE RUSHED
The Virginian Railway on yesterday filed in the county clerk's office at Princeton maps, profiles and the resolution of the board of directors authorizing and directing the construction of 5.85 miles of road up Flipping Creek to a point above Goodwill, and 6.32 miles up Crane Creek to Mora and Sagamore.
It is understood that contracts will be let as soon as practicable and that these new feeders will be speedily built.
This extension of the Virginian lines means opposition in the Mercer coal fields to the Norfolk and Western, as the new mileage parallels Norfolk and Western feeders.
[If these papers were filed with the clerk's office as reported these intentions of the Virginian must have been more than just the typical rumors that the newspaper often printed. The N&W Flipping and Crane Creek spurs were off the Bluestone Branch near its beginning. The nearest Virginian line would have been the main line near Rock, WV.]
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