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Fri Sep 14 21:37:37 EDT 2018

That may be the movement for which the phrase "right on time but it's 
yesterday's train" was invented . . .


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Subject: Detour

The March 27, 1935, issue of the Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph had an
article about a "gigantic" landslide at Ingleside, WV, that blocked both
the N&W and VGN main lines.  According to the article the following is
the detour route for N&W passenger train No. 16.

"Eastbound Norfolk and Western train No. 16 came into Bluefield last
night and was re-routed over the Clinch Valley district to Norton,
thence over the L. and N. to A p -
palachla, Va and then over the Southern to Bristol. From Bristol the
train was routed over the N. and W. to Roanoke."

Do you think that it arrived in Roanoke on time?

Gordon Hamilton

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