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Mon Apr 16 06:16:17 EDT 2018

Thanks Paul, I will try to get those books and review them.  In the interim, can anyone tell me what the motive power and typical consist was for the Honaker passenger service?  Was this a mixed train pulled by the G class engines?  What passenger equipment was used?


Dr. J. Brent Greer
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Subject: RE: Honaker

There was passenger train service on the Honaker Branch (Honaker to Blackford) from 1908 until 1938 or 1939. There is a discussion of this service on pages 189-194 of Norfolk & Western’s Clinch Valley Line by Ed Wolfe, Bucky Wilson and me (available from the Commissary), and several timetables from that period are reproduced on those pages.

The Honaker Branch passenger service is also described on pages 212-213 of Clinch Valley Norfolk & Western District Line by Alex Schust and Mason Cooper (also available from the Commissary), and a 1922 timetable is reproduced on page 212.

Paul Mandelkern

Winter Park, Florida

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Subject: Re: Honaker

Did any passenger or mixed trains ever operate on the Honaker line?

Did anything other than the G class locomotives work that branch?

Dr. J. Brent Greer


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Subject: Re: line poles

Not Honaker. (wrong motive power) I vote for Virginia Creeper.

Jim Nichols

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There is currently a couple photos on Ebay taken from a branch line mixed train with a bunch of stock cars on the head end (?maybe Honaker?).  The thing that caught my eye were the "trees" along the line.  It looks like they might have been cut and might be being used as line poles.  Can anyone comment on whether this was actually practiced and if so, where and when.


Jim Cochran


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