Norfolk & Western 1954 Boat Roster

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Fri Apr 19 08:15:02 EDT 2019

The archives has some nice images of the W.R. Coe including the interior.

- Roger Link

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:46 PM NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at>

> 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 <
> nw-modeling-list at> wrote:
>> 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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>> *Subject:* Norfolk & Western 1954 Boat Roster
>> 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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