N&W Chief Engineer William W. Coe

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Engineer Spike
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N&W Chief Engineer William W. Coe

Post by Engineer Spike » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:59 am

I have been researching my family. W.W. Coe was the chief engineer, when the company was extending into the coal fields of western VA. I have read that he designed much of the port facilities in Norfolk too. N&WHS has some track maps that either he drew, or approved.

Does anyone know more about his work? How much of the old lines are in the original alignments? I'm curious to see how his work has stood the test of time. I do know that he was promoted to GM of Pocahontas Coal subsidiary.

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