1907 - Pulaski as division point?

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Wed Mar 21 20:48:33 EDT 2007

Coming years after the Ohio Extension was in place, this almost sounds

Sam Putney

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> Roanoke Times - March 21, 1907




> The following is taken from the Bristol Hearld:

> "A railroad man who was visiting in the city Sunday was heard to remark

> that there are big things in store for Pulaski, in connection with the

> plans of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. He stated that the

> company's purchase of real estate there, extending along the road from the

> passenger station for quite a distance, and embracing many acres, meant

> that Pulaski is in the near future to be made division headquarters for a

> large territory on the Norfolk and Western lines. According to the

> reported

> plans Pulaski is to be the center for running trains in Southwest Virginia

> and West Virginia. The construction of a roundhouse and repair shops there

> are said to be in contemplation, and the construction as well as large

> railway yards in order to accommodate many cars and engines.

> If the plans are put into operation, as it is said they will be, Pulaski

> will be the diverging point for trains running to Bluefield and the

> Clinch

> Valley region, Bristol, Saltville, Roanoke and Cripple Creek.

> Radford is now such a point to the Norfolk and Western road, but it is

> said that company was unable to secure such land as needed to make the

> necessary extensions and additions.

> The company now runs freight trains from Radford to Glade Springs, VA.,

> and from the latter point they make the return trip, making up with cars

> from Bristol and Saltville.


> Transcribed from scans by Ron Davis.


> - Roger Link





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