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Helper Serice on Clarks Gap Mountain Grade, Virginian Railway

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This article, from the June 17, 1916 edition of Railway Review, describes how the Virginian Railway planned to use the 2-8-8-8-4 type Triplex steam locomotive, which was about to be delivered to the line by the Baldwin Locomotive Company, as pusher engines on the 13.4-mile grade between Elmore and Clarks Gap, West Virginia. The article provides some details about the Clarks Gap grade and describes the railroad's use of road engines and pushers during its first decade of operation.

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