N&W in 1910--Dumps Creek branch
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Sat Oct 3 07:54:30 EDT 2009
I always wondered why the area north of Carbo was called Clinchfield.
That makes sense now.
Sandy Ridge tunnel on the branch was also N&W's longest, wasn't it?
On 10/2/09, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Bluefield Daily Telegraph
> March 13, 1910
> RUSHING BRIDGE WORK
> The Dumps Creek extension of the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway
> [Became N&W's Dumps Creek branch in 1956.] will be shipping coal over the
> new rails by March 23. This statement was made last night by a gentleman
> who is close to the management of the road and who should know. At Present
> the forces at work on the extension are busy with bridge work. Six miles of
> grading have been completed and three miles of track has been laid. This
> work will connect the road with the Norfolk and Western at Kiser [Renamed
> Carbo somewhere in 1919-1920.] from which point the Norfolk and Western
> tracks will be used as far as St. Paul. From that point south the road
> will use its own rails until it reaches Spartanburg.
> Gordon Hamilton
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