W. T. Miller Shenandoah Div. engineer
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Sat Feb 9 14:54:29 EST 2019
I can't offer you any information on your Grandfather but Mason Cooper released a book "N&W's Shenandoah Valley Line", 1998, that is a very complete history of the Shen. Valley Line. You will find time tables and information on types of motive power used during the time your granddad worked. There are many pictures of the stations and yards where your granddad would have traveled. It might give you a sense of what that time was like, even if not specific to your questions.
In a message dated 2/9/2019 1:06:15 PM Eastern Standard Time, nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org writes:
Your great grandfather was promoted to engineer on Oct. 21, 1916. That is all the information I have at this time. I would assume he started as a fireman at earlier date.
| Miller, W. T. | Shenandoah Hag. | Engineer | 10 | 21 | 1916 |
On 2/9/2019 11:20 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
My great grand father was the engineer on the passenger train between Hagerstown, MD and Roanoke, VA in the 1930’s. I believe he got off in Shenandoah, VA and left it to another engineer to get the train to Roanoke. Boyce was one of the stations where he stopped the train for passengers.
Is there any chance there might be records there in Boyce of my great grand father, Wendell Trenton Miller? I’m trying to pull together as much of his story on the railroad as possible, but it’s difficult because he died at the YMCA in Shenandoah in 1937 and because of the timing of his death he did not qualify for benefits. So there is not much about him in the records.
I’m also looking for pictures of his engine. Anyone know what number engine ran North and South between Roanoke and Hagerstown? I’m assuming there will have been more than one.
Blair MillerHerndon, VA
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