locked Re: The Murphy Branch and Fontana Dam construction

Michael Roderick



This is a very interesting letter to read and if you come up with more it would help answer some questions that I have.




From: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io <main@SouthernRailway.groups.io> On Behalf Of George Eichelberger
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 14:27
To: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io
Subject: [SouthernRailway] The Murphy Branch and Fontana Dam construction


The SR Presidents' files include correspondence on the Southern's Murphy branch spanning multiple years. The attached letter from TVA to the Southern, dated March 16, 1943 proposes that the railroad temporarily close the Murphy branch past the Fontana Dam construction area. The file also includes comments from local newspaper and shippers.

The Murphy Branch certainly warrants a full article in a future TIES. If any SRHA member is interested to go to the archives for research, we could begin that effort in the next month or so.


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