Norfolk & Western's Clinch Valley Line by Ed Wolfe, Charles Wilson, Jr. and Paul Mandelkern Although the N&W's famed Pocahontas Division through West Virginia and Virginia has garnered the bulk of attention from authors and photographers through the years, the Clinch Valley Line extending southwesterly from Bluefield, Virginia to Norton, Virginia was also an important contributor to the N&W's success. This book attempts to cover the 'big picture' of railroad development in southwestern Virginia and so a significant portion of the book covers the N&W's route through the Clinch Valley and the early development of the towns, villages, industries, coke ovens and mining operations along the way. Contents: Acknowledgments and Introduction, pp. 3-6; Background, pp. 7-11; Clinch Valley Extension, pp. 12-19; Clinch Valley: The Route, pp. 20-183; Passenger Operations, pp. 184-219; Freight Operations, pp. 220-319; Norfolk Southern: The Early Years (1982-2000), pp. 320-368; Clinch Valley Line (color section), pp. 369-416; Bibliography, pp. 417-419; Index, pp. 420-432. HEW Enterprises, hardcover, glossy paper, 8.75 x 11.25 x 1.25 in., 432 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11", 432 glossy pages, 750+ imabes incl sketches, photos, and 48 pages of color, maps, charts, ephemera. 2013. "Detailed history documents construction and operation of the N & W's scenic line through the Clinch Valley area of southwest Virginia between Bluefield (Graham) and Norton. "Coverage highlights include development of the towns and villages along the route, construction photographs of the rugged area between Pounding Mill and Cedar Bluff and between St. Paul and Coeburn, passenger service, freight service and the early years after the formation of Norfolk Southern and the assimilation of the former Interstate Railroad and the Southern Railway's St. Charles Branch into the Clinch Valley District as the Clinch Valley Extension. Hard cover with color cover, 432 pages includes 48 page color section; includes 750+ photographs/sketches, 80+ maps/track charts and 75+ timetable entries plus miscellaneous tables, charts and sketches."
Title: Norfolk & Western's Clinch Valley Line
Publisher: HEW Enterprises
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: New
Book Description HEW Enterprises, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Quarto. First printing. 432p Ed Wolfe is an authority on Appalachian railroad history and here deals with the CV (the Cinch Valley Line). Extensive photographs, maps, profiles and timetable excerpts, this large (and somewhat heavy) book also deals in detail with the development of towns and communities along the way as well as the industries that sprang up because of them including coal and coking operations. The vast majority of these photographs are published here for the first time. Bookseller Inventory # 018080