WHO WERE THEY ? -- #69 -- Norbourn Henry Smith - N&W

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Fri Oct 12 07:44:30 EDT 2018

I doubt that Smith’s office was in Bristol, Tennessee, since the N&W ownership ended at the state line in the middle of the State Street crossing.  Just a little nit to pick, but he would have been at the roundhouse which at that time was just north of the east end of the passenger platform.


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SMITH, NORBOURN HENRY, Foreman Norfolk & Western Ry in 1906.  Office Bristol,  Born Nov. 22, 1844 at Lynchburg, Va.  Educated in the common schools.  Entered railroad service 1862 with Virginia & Tennessee Rd (now Norfolk & Western Ry) since which he has been consecutively machinist seven years;  foreman roundhouse 16 years; master mechanic Western division same road and master mechanic Roanoke Machine Works 22 months;  was subsequently master mechanic Clinch Valley division same road at Bluefield. W. Va., and is now foreman same road at Bristol, Tenn.

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