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Doug Bess says...

On 09/14/10
at 09:45 PM

The Virginian Railway was not necessarily a redundant railroad. The Virginian was built because the N&W and the Chesapeake and Ohio would not give favorable rates to ship Virginian coal over their lines. Because the Virginian was built later its grades to Norfolk were superior to N&W’s which is why they absorbed the Virginian. This is still the case under Norfolk Southern Railway ownership.


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