moderated Re: Southern Steam Locomotives - Bluemont Branch

Cohen Bob

Just remember, the lease began in 1885 or 1886 when the Richmond & Danville first leased it. When the Danville came out of receivership in June 1894, it then PURCHASED the line outright and owned it and operated it until July 1, 1912 when it was leased to the W&OD. The W&OD did not actually purchase the line from Southern until around 1945, if memory serves me correctly.

Bob Cohen

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