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The Tidewater Railway Through West Virginia Coal Fields

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An article published in the Nov. 24, 1905 edition of Railway Age described the two railroad lines, the Deepwater and Tidewater Railways, that were building rail lines to connect the coal regions of Southern West Virginia with the Atlantic on Chesapeake Bay. At the time of publication there was still a great amount of speculation as to who was actually behind the roads. Quoting from the article: "As to whether the enterprise will be an ally of the New York Central Pennsylvania interests or of the Gould Wabash extension, or will develop by construction and purchase an independent line from the Virginia seacoast to Lake Erie or Lake Michigan, there is still opportunity for guessing."


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