Kingston Branch at Christiansburg

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> Thanks for passing this along. There are several additional possible
> extensions also shown on the map, including extending the Galax branch to
> Mount Airy, NC and connecting with the Southern (or whatever it was at that
> time). It was era when every town wanted a railroad.

​That is why the line out of Pulaski was the North Carolina Division
(later, the North Carolina Branch) -- plans were to drop off the
mountainside from Galax to connect with the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley,
which N&W officials saw as the perfect outlet to the south for its coal and
freight. There is a drawing in GOB East that shows the proposed route.

Bruce in Blacksburg
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