What is the line between Bristol and Radford called
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Tue Apr 7 10:36:56 EDT 2015
To Ed Painter.I am amember but for some unknown reason I cannot
correspond.My Daddy was James Walter Woolwine and I was born and raised in
Abiingdon.Daddy worked for the N&W for 55 years. mostly on the Radford
Division.He drove the last steam engine from Bristol to Roanoke.I would
welcome your response,Sam Woolwine,Richmond,Va.
On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 2:12 PM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> The line from Radford to Bristol *is* identified as the Pulaski
> District, but in
> older timetables, it was ID'ed as a Sub-division with a number. I can't
> recall the number.
> Went home and reviewed Radford Division time tables from the 1960s
> back to 1922, but found that the East Radford-Bristol section was never
> identified on the schedule page as a sub-division. So apparently it
> was Henry Nase, Manager of Operating Rules, that came up with a
> method of identifying districts by name, i.e. the Pulaski District.
> Another item of interest regarding the waning days of the Bristol
> line when it was still N&W -- authority had been received to
> discontinue Traffic Control Radford to Bristol. Volume of traffic
> had been reduced to the level that the expense of maintaining
> the signals wasn't warranted. But the Traffic Control system remained
> in place until the merger. Apparently somebody knew something was
> in the works. Harry Bundy
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