Norfolk & Western 1954 Boat Roster

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Thu Apr 18 15:54:49 EDT 2019

You might want to consult a copy of *Norfolk and Western Railway,
Pocahontas Coal Carrier, *by Richard E. Prince. Chapter 13 discusses "East
Coast Coal Boats and Piers and has listings of several of the companies
serving the area, together with some roster information. One of the
companies is named Pocahontas Steamship Company, apparently incorporated in
Wilmington, DE.

Jim Brewer

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:36 PM NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <
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> Seeing that no one else has replied to your question, I will tell you what
> I know.  I don’t know the answer but I can reply with my experience.  I
> grew up in the 50's and early 60’s, not very far from the Lambert’s Point
> yard.  My father worked for a time in the car shop at Lambert’s Point and
> an uncle was hostler there.  I never heard my father or uncle mention that
> N&W had any of their own boats.  I know there were many commercial tug boat
> companies in the Norfolk area and these commercial tugs would dock and
> undock the colliers that came in to be loaded.  I, personally, do not
> remember seeing any tugs with N&W markings.  I could be wrong, but this is
> my personal experience as I remember it.  I hope somebody can give a
> definitive answer to your question as I would also like to know for
> sure.  I am modeling the Lambert’s Point yard into South Norfolk.
> Jack Fletcher
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> I am doing research on Lambert's Point and eventually want to model the
> coal pier 1954-1955 cira. I want to know what boats the Norfolk & Western
> owned during that time and if there were photos and specifications.
> Thanks for your help and any leads.
> Dr. Larry Shawn Bassham, EdD
> larryshawn.bassham at
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