N&W telegraph equipment

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Wed Jun 17 22:54:56 EDT 2009

How did that work? Did Western Union let N&W use its equipment and lines to
transmit train orders, etc., as well as transmit personal messages for
paying customers?

Mike Weeks
Charlotte NC

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Forgot to ask, What brand/type telegraph equipment did Norfolk & Western


June 17, 2009

Hello, Nathan:

N&W telegraph equipment and lines were maintained by Western Union. Most of
the components used were marked "W.U. TEL. CO." and were made by Bunnell or
Western Electric.

Good afternoon,


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