N&W in 1904 -- Double Track

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Mon Nov 19 18:43:24 EST 2007


Did a google search for "kimball mine pulaski anthracite coal" and got a couple of results. From the way the 1904 article posted by Gordon is worded, I wonder if they were trying to convey that work from "Parrott" to Dry Branch was nearly complete, and they were pushing onward beyond Dry Branch toward Lurich, with Parrott/Kimball as the base point. Hope this helps. PS - I grew up in Dry Branch, so had an idea that was the original name of the mine. My grandfather worked there before he began hauling coal on his own.

Vince Albert.

The mining operations of the Pulaski Anthracite Coal Company, which is operating the old Kimball mine at Dry Branch, on the Norfolk & Western Railroad, are in charge of Mr. J. H. Rarrott (NOTE: Parrott - for whom the community was named. VLA), of Salem, Va., who was for many years manager for the same company at Lonaconing, Md., in the George Creek bituminous field. This company is erecting a large tipple at Dry Branch, together with about forty miners' houses. (NOTE: These would have been the beginning of the community of Parrott. VLA)

> ------------------------------> > Message: 2> Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 22:38:27 -0500> From: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>> Subject: N&W in 1904 -- Double Track> To: "N&W Mailing 1List" <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>> Message-ID: <008e01c82a5d$a6c65500$6401a8c0 at DellDesktop>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"> > Pushing Work on Double Track> > Although the Norfolk and Western has cut off some of its train crews on account of the falling off of the coal business, work on the double tracking of the Radford division is being pushed with a much larger force. From Kimball Mine to Dry Branch the work is about complete, and it is expected trains will be running over that portion in about ten days. Work is now being pushed from Kimball to Lurich.> > [Anyone know where Kimball Mine was? Apparently it was along New River between Dry Branch and Lurich, VA.]> > Bluefield Daily Telegraph> July 22, 1904> > Gordon Hamilton> -------------- next part --------------> An HTML attachment was scrubbed...> URL: <http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/nw-mailing-list/attachments/20071118/8993480a/attachment-0001.htm>> > ------------------------------> > End of NW-Mailing-List Digest, Vol 23, Issue 42> ***********************************************

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