N&W in 1910--Misc.

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
July 29, 1910

Car of Coke Catches Fire
The coke in a loaded rack which had been shipped to this city, bound east from the Clinch Valley, caught fire in the local yard and the Norfolk and Western yard force was put to work throwing water on it until the fire was extinguished. Cars from the Clinch Valley region loaded too hot frequently arrive in this city and catch fire here. In some cases the sides of the coke rack catch fire. Most of this coke is loaded on the Toms Creek branch.
[Its surprising to learn that coke cars (obviously with wood sides) frequently caught fire in Bluefield.]
Gordon Hamilton
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