N & W

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Passenger Service in Virginia

Requests and orders for changes or discontinuance of passenger service as reported in Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953-1959. Where there is no railroad listed, it refers to requests from the Norfolk & Western Railway. The number below refers to the Case Number.

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1953


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 73)

CASE NO. 11350

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company to discontinue present depot buildings at Front Royal and Riverton, Virginia, and erect a consolidated freight depot at Front Royal.

ORDER OF JANUARY 22, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 10

On this day came on for hearing the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue and dismantle the station buildings at Front Royal and Riverton, Virginia, and to erect a new station building to be known as Front Royal, Virginia, at a new location, Chairman Hooker and Commissioners King and Catterall sitting.

Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., appeared for the petitioner. There were no appearances in opposition. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission. The petitioner desires to discontinue the present station building at Front Royal and at Riverton and to erect a new station building to be known as Front Royal, Virginia, at a location on Kendrick Lane in Front Royal, approximately the same distance from the present Front Royal station as from the Riverton station. It is proposed that the Front Royal station be completely abandoned, but at Riverton a shelter shed will be erected in place of the present station building and Riverton will be maintained as a prepay or non-agency point.

Upon the evidence submitted the Commission is of the opinion that the petition should be granted; and

IT IS ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it is hereby, permitted to discontinue and dismantle the present station buildings at Front Royal and Riverton, Virginia, and to erect a new station building to be known as Front Royal, Virginia, at a new location on Kendrick Lane and to erect a shelter shed at Riverton, Virginia.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it is hereby, permitted to discontinue the agency at Riverton, Virginia.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 75)

CASE NO. 11355

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue Carterton, Virginia, as an agency station and retire and remove the station building and erect a shelter shed.

ORDER OF JANUARY 22, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 10

On this day came on for hearing the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue the agency station at Carterton, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and construct a shelter shed for passengers and maintain the station as a flag stop for passengers and a prepay point for freight, Chairman Hooker and Commissioners King and Catterall sitting.

Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., and Judge A. G. Lively appeared as counsel for the applicant. There were no appearances in opposition. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

Upon consideration of the testimony and exhibits presented the Commission is of the opinion that the petition should be granted; and

IT IS ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it is hereby, permitted on and after February 23, 1953, to discontinue the agency station at Carterton, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and construct a shelter shed for passengers and maintain the station as a flag stop for passengers and a prepay point for freight.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 99)

CASE NO. 11452

In re: Petition of Norfolk and Western Railway Company to operate trains 35 and 36, Durham District, as mixed trains and to change schedules.

ORDER OF FEBRUARY 12, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 22
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to revise the schedules of passenger trains Nos. 35 and 36 between Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line and to operate these trains in mixed passenger and freight service.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before the Commission for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on April 2, 1953.

Orders notice to the public posted at each station building affected, and by newspaper publication in Lynchburg and South Boston.

ORDER OF APRIL 8, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 56
(Abstract)

Denied.

See the opinion of Commissioner Catterall on this matter.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 117)

CASE NO. 11478

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company to discontinue agency service at Nottoway, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and erect a shelter shed.

ORDER OF MARCH 2, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 36
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the agency service at Nottoway, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and construct a shelter shed for passengers and maintain the station as a flag stop for passengers and a prepay point for freight.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on April 22, 1953.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Nottoway County officials.

ORDER OF APRIL 22, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 64
(Abstract)

Granted, effective May 1, 1953.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 120)

CASE NO. 11487

In re: Application of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company and Norfolk and Western Railway Company to change schedules of trains 21 and 22 between Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia.

ORDER OF MARCH 6, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 40
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company and the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seek authority to change the schedules of passenger trains Nos. 21 and 22 between Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its court room at Richmond on April 8, 1953, at 10:00 o'clock, a. m.

Orders notice to the public posted at each station affected, and by newspaper publication in Richmond and Norfolk.

ORDER OF MARCH 24, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 50
(Partly Abstracted)

The Commission having found it necessary to postpone the hearing of a petition of the Pennsylvania Railroad to suspend service of certain trains operating on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and it appearing that the petition herein for a change in schedule of passenger trains Nos. 21 and 22 between Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia, is related to the suspension of trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Continued to May 20, 1953.

ORDER OF MAY 11, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 73
(Abstract)

Continued generally at request of counsel for the petitioner.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 120)

CASE NO. 11488

In re: Application of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to discontinue agency service at Wyndale, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and erect a shelter shed.

ORDER OF MARCH 6, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 40
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the agency service at Wyndale, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and construct a shelter shed for passengers and maintain the station as a flag stop for passengers and a prepay point for freight.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on April 22, 1953.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Washington County officials.

ORDER OF APRIL 22, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 64
(Abstract)

Granted, effective May 1, 1953.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 183)

CASE NO. 11732

In re: Application of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to discontinue the station at Toms Creek, Virginia, and to discontinue passenger service on Toms Creek Branch.

ORDER OF AUGUST 20, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 142
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue and abandon its station at Toms Creek, Virginia, and to discontinue the operation of passenger train service on Toms Creek Branch.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on October 5, 1953.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building and by newspaper publication, and notice by proper service on Wise County officials.

ORDER OP OCTOBER 5, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 163 (Abstract)

Granted, effective November 1, 1953.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 192)

CASE NO. 11749

In re: Application of The Virginian Railway Company for authority to discontinue its agency station at Joyner, Virginia.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 8, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 152
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the agency station at Joyner, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on November 18, 1953. Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Southampton County officials.

ORDER OF DECEMBER 7, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 197
(Abstract)

Granted, effective January 1, 1954.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 193)

CASE NO. 11750

In re: Application of The Virginian Railway Company for authority to discontinue its agency station at Adsit, Virginia.

ORDER OP SEPTEMBER 8, 1953, 0 . B. 42, p. 152 (Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the agency station at Adsit, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on November 18, 1953. Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Brunswick County officials.

ORDER OP DECEMBER 7, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 197 (Abstract)

Granted, effective January 1, 1954


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 214)

CASE NO. 11805

In re: Petition of Norfolk and Western Railway Company to operate trains 35 and 36, Durham District, as mixed trains and to change schedules.

ORDER OF OCTOBER 21, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 175
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to revise the schedules of passenger trains Nos. 35 and 36 between Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line and to operate these trains in mixed passenger and freight service.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before the Commission for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on January 7, 1954.

Orders notice to the public by newspaper publication inLynchburg and South Boston, and posted at each station building affected.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1953, page 225)

CASE NO. 11875

In re: Application of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to discontinue agency service at Belspring, Virginia, retire and remove station building and erect a shelter shed.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 27, 1953, O. B. 42, p. 193
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the agency service at Belspring, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and construct a shelter shed for passengers and maintain the station as a flag stop for passengers and a prepay point for freight.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on January 21, 1954.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Pulaski County officials.


1954


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 77)

CASE NO. 11805

In re: Petition of Norfolk and Western Railway Company to operate trains 35 and 36, Durham District, as mixed trains and to change schedules.

ORDER OF MARCH 26, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 48

ON JANUARY 7, 1954, came on for hearing the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to revise the schedules of passenger trains Nos. 35 and 36 between Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line and to operate these trains in mixed passenger and freight service, Chariman King and Commissioners Hooker and Catterall sitting.

Appearances were as follows: For the applicant: Stuart T. Saunders, Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., and J. P. Fishwick. For intervenors: S. J. Thompson for Board of Supervisors of Campbell County, Town of Brookneal and Traffic Bureau of Lynchburg, Virginia; Frank A. Pierson for Durham Chamber of Commerce; Charles F. Tankersley for Brotherhood of Railway Clerks and Steamship and Freight Handlers and Express Employees; J. S. Gunn for Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen; J. S. Brittingham for Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; E. L. Sutton for Order of Railroad Conductors; Frank L. McKinney for Board of Supervisors of Halifax County; Wm. H. Irvine for objectors, and Powell Glass, Jr., for Lynchburg Newspapers and Lynchburg Traffic Bureau. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

Passenger trains Nos. 35 and 36 operate between Lynchburg, Virginia, and Durham, North Carolina. No. 35 leaves Lynchburg at 1:25 p.m. and arrives at Durham at 5:00 p.m. No. 36 leaves Durham at 2:00 p.m. and arrives at Lynchburg at 5:40 p.m. The petitioner proposes to make these trains mixed passenger and freight trains; and No. 35 will leave Lynchburg at 8:25 a.m. and arrive at Durham at 4:05 p.m.; and No. 36 will leave Durham at 6:30 a.m. and arrive at Lynchburg at 2:45 p.m. These two trains are the last remaining passenger trains operating between Lynchburg and Durham. While it is proposed that they be made mixed trains, the Commission finds that so far as passenger traffic is concerned it is equivalent to the discontinuance of passenger service. The mixed trains will afford some express service.

Considerable testimony was given the Commission with respect to the cost of operation of these trains and with respect to the lack of patronage. The line of railroad between Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line is generally paralleled by U. S. Highway No. 501, and on this highway bus service is operated by the Virginia Stage Lines, Incorporated, a common carrier of passengers by motor vehicle serving most of the stations along the route. A witness for the bus company testified that it would operate two schedules to and from the railroad passenger station in Lynchburg on a ninety-day trial basis and that if it averaged two passengers per trip it would continue the service until it was no longer needed. This witness for the bus company also stated that it made three trips a day between Lynchburg and Durham and that the Lynchburg-Durham line takes in about the out-of-pocket cost.

The evidence bofore the Commission proves that the trains are being operated at a large and increasing loss and that there is no substantial public necessity for railroad passenger service between Lynchburg and the Virginia-North Carolina State line. The principal objection was by a representative of the Durham, North Carolina, Chamber of Commerce, and the passengers most concerned appear to be those moving between Lynchburg and North Carolina points who connect with main line trains at Lynchburg.

Since it appears that the principal need for the existing service is in North Carolina and that the North Carolina Commission has pending before it an application similar to this one,

IT IS ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it hereby is, authorized to revise the schedules of passenger trains Nos. 35 and 36 between Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line and to operate the trains in mixed passenger and freight service as soon as but not before the Utilities Commission of the State of North Carolina authorizes the revision of schedules of passenger trains Nos. 35 and 36 between Durham, North Carolina, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line and the operation of those trains in mixed passenger and freight service.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 85)

CASE NO. 11875

In re: Application of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to discontinue agency service at Belspring, Virginia, retire and remove station building and erect a shelter shed.

ORDER OP JANUARY 21, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 10

ON THIS DAY came on for hearing the application of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue the agency service at Belspring, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and construct a shelter shed for passengers and maintain the station as a flag stop for passengers and a prepay point for freight, Chairman King and Commissioner Catterall sitting. Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., and J. P. Fishwick appeared for the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

Upon consideration of the testimony and exhibits presented the Commission is of the opinion that the application should be granted; and

IT IS ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it is hereby, permitted on and after February 15, 1954, to discontinue agency service at Belspring, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and erect a shelter shed for passengers and maintain the station as a flag stop for passengers and a prepay point for freight as set out in its application filed with the Commission on November 27, 1953.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 92)

CASE NO. 11935

In re: Application of Railway Express Agency, Inc., of Virginia, for authority to discontinue express agency at Belspring, Virginia.

ORDER OF JANUARY 8, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 5
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Railway Express Agency, Inc., of Virginia, seeks authority to discontinue the express agency at Belspring, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a.m., on February 9, 1954.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Pulaski County officials.

ORDER OF FEBRUARY 9, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 20
(Abstract)

Granted, effective February 15, 1954


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 93)

CASE NO. 11937

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to retire and remove station building at Tacoma, Virginia, and erect shelter shed in lieu thereof.

ORDER OF JANUARY 13, 1954, 0. B. 43, p. 6
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to retire and remove the station building at Tacoma, Virginia, discontinue caretaker service and telephone and erect in lieu thereof a standard shelter shed.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a.m., on February 23, 1954.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Wise County officials.

ORDER OF FEBRUARY 23, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 31
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 172)

CASE NO. 12180

In re; Petition of Norfolk and Western Railway Company to consolidate passenger trains Nos. 15 and 21 and passenger trains Nos. 16 and 22 between Petersburg and Norfolk, Virginia, and revise schedule of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company passenger train No. 29 between Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia.

ORDER OF JUNE 23, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 97
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company and Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company seek authority to consolidate passenger Norfolk and Western Railway trains Nos. 15 and 21 and passenger Norfolk and Western Railway trains Nos. 16 and 22 between Petersburg and Norfolk, Virginia, and revise the schedule of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad train No. 29 between Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, as set out in the petition.

It appearing to the Commission that these matters should come before the Commission for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matters be, and they are hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City cf Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on July 21, 1954.

Orders notice to the public by newspaper publication in Norfolk and Richmond, ind posted at each station building affected.

ORDER OF JULY 21, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 122
(Abstract)

Granted, effective August 1, 1954.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 174)

CASE NO. 12194

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to eliminate shelter shed at Riverton, Virginia.

ORDER OF JULY 6, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 113
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to eliminate the shelter shed at Riverton, Virginia.

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on September 2, 1954.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Warren County officials.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 3, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 163
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 175)

CASE NO. 12195

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to consolidate passenger and freight stations at Bluefield, Virginia, with the facilities at Bluefield, West Virginia.

ORDER OP JULY 6, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 113 (Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to consolidate the passenger and freight stations at Bluefield, Virginia, with the facilities at Bluefield, West Virginia, and to retire the passenger station building and the freight station building at Bluefield, Virginia, and to convert Bluefield, Virginia, to a non-agency station.

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on September 2, 1954.

Orders notice to the public posted at station buildings, and notice by proper service on Mayor of Bluefield, Virginia.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 8, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 164

On September 2, 1954, came on for hearing before the Commission the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to consolidate the passenger and freight stations at Bluefield, Virginia, with the facilities at Bluefield, West Virginia, and to retire the passenger station building and freight station building at Bluefield, Virginia, and to convert Bluefield, Virginia, into a non-agency station, Commissioners Hooker, King and Catterall sitting.

Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., and Martin P. Burks appeared for the petitioner. M. Crockett Hughes, Jr., appeared for the Town of Bluefield, Virginia. B. N. Kinkead appeared for the employees of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company in station, tower and telegraph service. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

Upon consideration of the testimony presented the Commission is of the opinion that the Norfolk and Western Railway Company should continue its freight and express service at Bluefield, Virginia, but that the petition should be granted as to passenger service.

IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it is hereby, permitted on and after September 26, 1954, to discontinue its passenger station and to retire the present passenger station building at Bluefield, Virginia, and thereafter maintain passenger service at Bluefield, Virginia, as a non-agency station.

IT IS, FURTHER, ORDERED, That the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to discontinue freight and express service and to retire the freight station building at Bluefield, Virginia, be, and it is hereby, denied.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 175)

CASE NO. 12196

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue agency service at Shawsville, Virginia.

ORDER OF JULY 6, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 114
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue agency service at Shawsville, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and erect a shelter shed as set out in the petition.

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on September 2, 1954.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Montgomery County officials.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 3, 1954, 0. B. 43, p. 163
(Abstract)

Granted, effective September 19, 1954


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 176)

CASE NO. 12201

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue operation of passenger trains Nos. 9 and 10 between Lynchburg and Roanoke, Virginia.

ORDER OF JULY 9, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 116
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of passenger trains Nos. 9 and 10 between Lynchburg and Roanoke, Virginia.

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on July 21, 1954.

Orders notice to the public by newspaper publication in Lynchburg and Roanoke, and posted at station buildings at Lynchburg, Bedford and Roanoke.

ORDER OF JULY 21, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 122
(Abstract)

Granted, effective July 25, 1954


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 177)

CASE NO. 12203

In re: Application of Railway Express Agency, Inc., of Virginia, for authority to discontinue express agency at Shawsville, Virginia.

ORDER OF JULY 15, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 119
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Railway Express Agency, Inc., of Virginia, seeks authority to discontinue the express agency at Shawsville, Virginia.

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on September 2, 1954.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Montgomery County officials.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 3, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 163
(Abstract)

Granted, effective September 19, 1954.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 203)

CASE NO. 12301

In re: Petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company and Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company to change the schedules of passenger trains Nos. 22, 7, 15 and 16.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 13, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 167
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company and Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company seek authority to change the schedule of passenger train No. 22 between Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; passenger train No. 7 between Norfolk and Petersburg, Virginia; passenger train No. 15 between Petersburg and Roanoke, Virginia, and passenger train No. 16 between Roanoke and Petersburg, Virginia, as set out in the petition.

It appearing to the Commission that these matters should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matters be, and they are hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in Its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a.m., on September 24, 1954.

Orders notice to the public posted at each station affected, and by newspaper publication in Lynchburg, Roanoke, Richmond, Norfolk and Petersburg.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 24, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 180
(Abstract)

Granted, effective September 26, 1954


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1954, page 246)

CASE NO. 12383

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue operation of shuttle trains Nos. 67 and 68 between Radford and Walton, Virginia.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 15, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 219
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of shuttle trains Nos. 67 and 68 between Radford and Walton, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission t h a t this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a.m., on December 15, 1954.

Orders notice to the public by newspaper publication in territory affected, and posted at station buildings at Radford and Walton.

ORDER OF DECEMBER 15, 1954, O. B. 43, p. 246
(Abstract)

Granted, effective January 1, 1955.


1955


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 18)

CASE NO. 12067

In re: Application of The Virginian Railway Company to discontinue the operation of passenger train service in Virginia.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 29, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 216

On this day came The Virginian Railway Company seeking authority to discontinue the operation of passenger trains Nos. 3 and 4 between Norfolk, Virginia, and Roanoke, Virginia.

By order of this Commission of July 26, 1954, The Virginian Railway Company was required to provide better and more efficient passenger service for a determined period and a t the end of such period the Commission would consider another petition from the railroad company for the discontinuance of the trains between Roanoke and Norfolk, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission from the statements made in the petition of The Virginian Railway Company t h a t improved service with better equipment have been provided, but there has not been a substantial improvement in the use of the trains by the public and, therefore, the Commission will consider the petition from The Virginian Railway and will assign the matter for a further hearing.

IT IS , THEREFORE, ORDERED, That the matter be, and It is hereby, assigned for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its court room in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a.m., on December 23, 1955.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post notice at each station to be affected by the proposed discontinuance of passenger train service and shall publish once in a newspaper having general circulation in the Cities of Norfolk and Roanoke, Virginia, at least ten days prior to the hearing date a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner notify all persons who appeared at the hearing of this matter before ,the Commission on June 10 and June 15, advising of the petition now filed and of the purposes of the petition and that if they again desire to appear in connection with the matter that they appear before the Commission at the time and place assigned.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 44)

CASE NO. 12416

In re: Application of Railway Express Agency, Inc., of Virginia, for authority to discontinue express agency at Rich Creek, Virginia.

ORDER OF JANUARY 20, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 16
(Abstract)

Granted.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 44)

CASE NO. 12417

In re: Application of Railway Express Agency, Inc., of Virginia, for authority to discontinue express agency at Celco, Virginia.

ORDER OF JANUARY 20, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 16
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 45)

CASE NO. 12418

In re: Application of Railway Express Agency, Inc., of Virginia, for authority to discontinue express agency at Whitethorne, Virginia.

ORDER OF JANUARY 20, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 16
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 46)

CASE NO. 12439

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue operation of passenger trains Nos. 23 and 24 between Roanoke, Virginia, and the Virginia-West Virginia State line.

ORDER OF JANUARY 3, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 1
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of pasSTATE CORPORATION COMMISSION 47 senger trains Nos. 23 and 24 between Roanoke, Virginia, and the Virginia-West Virginia State line.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on February 7, 1955.

Orders notice to the public posted at each station affected and by newspaper publication in territory affected.

ORDER OF JULY 6, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 134
(Abstract)

Granted, effective July 21, 1955.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 47)

CASE NO. 12450

Commonwealth of Virginia, at the relation of the City of South Norfolk, Complainant, v.
The Virginian Railway Company, Defendant.

ORDER OF JANUARY 7, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 5

Complaint having been made to the State Corporation Commission by the City of South Norfolk, a municipal corporation of the State of Virginia, that the defendant, The Virginian Railway Company, owner of a line of railroad running from Norfolk, Virginia, to the Virginia-West Virginia State line and through the City of South Norfolk, has advised complainant of its unwillingness to install automatically operated gates and wigwag signals at the Rodgers Street grade crossing within the City of South Norfolk unless the City of South Norfolk assumes at least 75% of the cost of such installation;

IT IS ORDERED, That the complaint be, and it is hereby, filed and docketed and that The Virginian Railway Company be made party defendant, that process issue, and that the said defendant appear before the State Corporation Commission, and make such answers as it may be advised, at the court room of the State Corporation Commission in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond on the 17th day of February, 1955, at 10:00 o'clock, a.m., when the Commission will investigate and consider all evidence submitted relative to such complaint, and will thereafter enter and issue such orders and afford such relief as in Its judgment may be proper.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That a copy of this order, together with a copy of the aforesaid complaint, be served upon the respondent, along with process herein.

ORDER OF APRIL 11, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 73

On February 17, 1955, came on for hearing the complaint of the City of South Norfolk against The Virginian Railway Company because of the unwillingness of The Virginian Railway Company to install automatically operated gates and wigwag signals at the Rodgers Street grade crossing within the City of South Norfolk unless the City of South Norfolk assumes at least 75% of the cost of the installation, Commissioners Hooker, King and Catterall sitting.

Robert E. Gibson appeared for the City of South Norfolk. Leigh D. Williams and J. O. Atkinson appeared for The Virginian Railway Company. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

This proceeding is before the State Corporation Commission under Section 56-406.1 of the Virginia Code. The City of South Norfolk contends that automatically operated gates and wigwag signals are necessary at Rodgers Street crossing because this is becoming a heavily traveled street and public safety requires the protection.

Also, there has been recently constructed the Oscar Frommel Smith High School and to reach this high school many students and their parents must cross The Virginian Railway tracks at Rodgers Street.

The Commission has considered the testimony presented by the parties in this case and finds that the public necessity justifies and requires the proposed construction. The Commission further finds that the plans and specifications and the type of protection are proper and appropriate.

In considering the share of the cost of the project which shall be borne by the railway company, having regard to the benefits accruing to such railway company, the Commission is of the opinion that the share which should be borne by The Virginia Railway Company in this case is 30% of the cost of installation. It is understood that the maintenance of the crossing gates and wigwag signals shall be at the expense of the railway company.

It IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED:

1. That crossing gates and wigwag signals be erected for the protection of the grade crossing of The Virginian Railway Company track at Rodgers Street in the City of South Norfolk in accordance with the plans and specifications agreed upon by the parties in this case.

2. That the cost of the construction of the crossing gates and wigwag signals be apportioned to require The Virginian Railway Company to pay 30% of such cost, the remainder to be borne by the City of South Norfolk.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 157)

CASE NO. 12708

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue agency service at Lithia, Virginia, remove station building and construct shelter shed in lieu thereof.

ORDER OF JULY 19, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 142
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue agency service at Lithia, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and construct a shelter shed in lieu thereof, and maintain the station thereafter as a flag stop for passengers and a prepaid point for freight.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter Should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on September 15, 1955. Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Botetourt County officials.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 15, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 176
(Abstract)

Granted, effective October 1, 1955.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 157)

CASE NO. 12709

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue agency service at Falls Mills, Virginia, remove station building and construct shelter shed in lieu thereof.

ORDER OF JULY 19, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 142
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue agency service at Falls Mills, Virginia, retire and remove the station building and construct a shelter shed in lieu thereof, and maintain the station thereafter as a flag stop for passengers and a prepaid point for freight.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on September 15, 1955.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Tazewell County officials.

ORDER OF DECEMBER 6, 1955, O. B. 44, p. 220
(Abstract)

Granted, effective January 1, 1950.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1955, page 246)

CASE NO. 12710

In re: Application of Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue non-agency service at Edgewood, Virginia, and retire the shelter shed.

ORDER OF JULY 19, 1955, O. B. 34, p. 143
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the non-agency service at Edgewood, Virginia, and to retire the shelter shed at that point.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before if for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on September 15, 1955. Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Henry County officials.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 15, 1955, 0 . B. 44, p. 177
(Abstract)

Granted.


1956


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 11)

CASE NO. 12067

In re: Application of The Virginian Railway Company to discontinue the operation of passenger train service in Virginia.

ORDER OF JANUARY 11, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 5

On January 5, 1956, came on for final hearing the application of The Virginian Railway Company to discontinue the operation of passenger train service between Roanoke and Norfolk, Virginia, Commissioners Hooker, King and Catterall sitting.

In addition to appearances previously noted, E. S. Roby, Jr., and J. D. Owens appeared in opposition.

The Honorable Mosby G. Perrow, Jr., a Member of the Senate of Virginia who requested a continuance of this proceeding as a matter of right pursuant to Section 30-5 of the Code of Virginia, has withdrawn his request without prejudice to any interested parties.

The Commission has considered all of the testimony presented in this ease. By its order of July 26, 1954, the petition was denied at the time to allow the petitioner to provide more reasonable and better service and the Commission gave the time for providing this service and allowed the filing of another petition. The evidence indicates that the passenger business, although service was improved, has not increased. Including the revenue from the handling of United States Mail the income from the operation of these trains falls far short of meeting expenses and the contract of the United States Post Office Department with the railroad was cancelled effective November 1, 1955.

The Commission must, therefore, under the facts before it grant the petition.

IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED, That The Virginian Railway Company be, and it is hereby, permitted on and after January 29, 1956, to discontinue the operation of passenger train service between Roanoke and Norfolk, Virginia.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That The Virginian Railway Company post immediately at each station affected by the discontinuance of train service and publish at least ten days prior to the date of discontinuance of service in a newspaper having general circulation in the City of Norfolk, Virginia, and a newspaper having general circulation in the City of Roanoke. Virginia, a notice to the public advising of the date of the discontinuance of passenger train service.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That attested copies of this order be sent to all parties of record, and thai as nothing further is to be done in the matter that it be dismissed from the docket and 1he papers passed to the file of ended causes.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 76)

CASE NO. 12935

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company. For Authority to Close Its Agency Station at Kenbridge, Virginia, on Saturdays.

ORDER OF MARCH 1, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 36
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to close its agency station at Kenbridge, Virginia, on Saturdays. It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on April 19, 1956. Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Lunenburg County officials.

ORDER OF APRIL 19, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 77
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 126)

CASE NO. 13023

Application of: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, el al. For authority to increase passenger fares.

ORDER OF MAY 8, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 87

By petition filed with the Commission The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, Norfolk and Western Railway Company and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company seek authority to increase basic one way and round trip passenger fares and charges in Virginia by a general increase of five per cent, with a minimum increase per ride of five cents in coach fares and twenty cents in first-class unrestricted fares, in line with increased fares and charges in interstate commerce.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and It is ┬┤hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on June 18, 1956.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioning carriers have published in a newspaper having general circulation in the following cities a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony and said notice shall be published at least once in each newspaper not later than twenty days prior to the hearing date: Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News, Cape Charles, Roanoke, Lynchburg, Bristol, Charlottesville and Staunton.

ORDER OF JUNE 18, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 105

On this date came on for hearing the petition of The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, Norfolk and Western Railway Company and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company for authority to increase basic one way and round trip passenger fares and charges in Virginia in line with increased fares and charges in interstate commerce, Commissioners Hooker, King and Catterall sitting.

Richard T. Wilson, Jr., appeared as counsel for the petitioners and Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., appeared as counsel for the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company has discontinued all passenger train service within Virginia and publishes no intrastate fares and the petition for account of this railroad is withdrawn.

Upon the evidence submitted, the Commission is of the opinion that the petition should be granted; and

IT IS ORDERED, That the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, the Norfolk and Western Railway Company and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company are permitted on and after July 1, 1956, upon not less than ten days' publication and notice to publish and thereafter apply increased basic one way and round trip passenger fares and charges by a general increase of five per cent, increase minimum fares, and to provide for disposition of fractions, in accordance with the petition and in line with increased fares and charges permitted by the Interstate Commerce Commission for interstate application in Ex Parte 202.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 127)

CASE NO. 13024

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company. For Authority to Dismantle and Remove Present Depot Building at Altavista, Virginia, and Erect a New Building in Lieu Thereof.

ORDER OF MAY 8, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 88
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to dismantle and remove its passenger and freight station building at Altavista, Virginia, and to erect in lieu thereof a modern type freight station building.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its court room in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on May 29, 1956.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Mayor of Altavista.

ORDER OF MAY 29, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 97
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 190)

CASE NO. 13166

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company. For Authority to Discontinue Agency Service at Thaxton, Virginia, Retire and Remove Station Building, Construct Shelter Shed in Lieu Thereof and Maintain Said Station as a Flag Stop for Passengers and a Prepay Point for Freight.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 4, 1956, O. B, 45, p. 167
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue agency service at Thaxton, Virginia, retire and remove the station building, construct a shelter shed in lieu thereof and maintain said station hereafter as a flag stop for passengers and a prepay point for freight.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS OBDERED, That the matter be. and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its court room in the State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on November 13, 1956.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building and notice by proper service on Bedford County officials.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 13. 1956, O. B. 45, p. 205
(Abstract)

Granted, effective December 1, 1956.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 218)

CASE NO. 13244

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company. For Authority to Dismantle and Remove Present Depot Building at Adsit, Virginia.

ORDER OF OCTOBER 22, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 195
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to dismantle and remove its passenger and freight station building at Adsit, Virginia.

It appearing lo the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby docketed for hearing before the Commission in its Courtroom in the New State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on January 16, 1957.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on mayor of Adsit, Virginia.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 219)

CASE NO. 13252

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company. For Authority to Dismantle and Remove Depot Building at Brookneal, Virginia, and Erect in Lieu Thereof an Agent's Office Building.

ORDER OF OCTOBER 30, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 199
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to dismantle and remove its depot building at Brookneal, Virginia, and erect in lieu thereof an agent's office building.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the New State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on January 16, 1957.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on mayor of Brookneal.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 224)

CASE NO. 13267

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company. For Authority to Dismantle and Remove Station Building at Joyner, Virginia.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 13, 1956, O. B. 45, p. 206
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the Commission The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to dismantle and remove its passenger and freight station building at Joyner, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in It s courtroom in the New State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on January 16, 1957.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, and notice by proper service on Southampton County officials.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1956, page 231)

CASE NO. 13315

Application of: The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and Norfolk and Western Railway Company. For Authority to Discontinue for Freight Purposes and Eliminate from Freight Tariffs Buffalo Forge, Virginia.

ORDER OF DECEMBER 5, 1956, 0. B. 45, p. 220
(Partly Abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and Norfolk and Western Railway Company seek authori ty to discontinue for freight purposes and eliminate from freight tariffs Buffalo Forge, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the New State Office Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on February 4, 1957.

Orders notice to the public posted at Buffalo Forge, and notice by proper service on Rockbridge County officials.


1957


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 10)

CASE NO. 11487

In re: Application of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company and Norfolk and Western Railway Company to change schedules or trains 21 and 22 between Richmond and Norfolk. Virginia.

ORDER OF JULY 22, 1957, O. B. 40, p. 179

It appearing to the Commission that circumstances and conditions having so changed that the petition of the Atlnntic Coast Line Railroad Company and Norfolk and Western Railway Company to change schedules of trains Nos. 21 and 22 between Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia, and continued generally on the docket of the Commission by order of May 11, 1953, should be dismissed.

IT IS ORDERED, That the petition in this matter be and it is hereby, dismissed and the papers passed to the file of ended causes.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 120)

CASE NO. 13474

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company.

For Authority to Discontinue Operation of Passenger Service on Trains Nos. 13 and 14 Between Shenandoah, Virginia, and the Virginia-West Virginia State line.

ORDER OF APRIL 11, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 87

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of passenger service on Trains Nos. 13 and 14 now operated as mixed trains between Shenandoah, Virginia, and the Virginia-West Virginia State line.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, A. M., on June 26, 1957.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony which notice shall appear not later than ten days prior to the hearing and shall be published in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station now being served by passenger trains Nos. 13 and 14 which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

ORDER OF JUNE 27, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 144
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 121)

CASE NO. 13475

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company.

For Authority to Discontinue Operation of Passenger Service on Trains Nos. 71 and 72 Between Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line.

ORDER OF APRIL 11, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 87

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of passenger service on trains Nos. 71 and 72 now operated as mixed trains between Lynchburg, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, A M., on June 26, 1957.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear not later than ten days prior to the hearing and shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the City of Lynchburg and a newspaper having general circulation in the City of South Boston, Virginia.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station now being served by passenger trains Nos. 71 and 72 which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

ORDER OF JUNE 27, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 145
(Abstract)

Granted, effective July 14, 1957.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 184)

CASE NO. 13603

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company
and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company

To Increase Passenger Fares.

ORDER OF AUGUST 1, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 186

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company, The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company seek authority to increase first class passenger fares and certain passenger charges intrastate in Virginia 20% above those in effect May 31, 1957.

It appearing to the Commission that tl1is matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, A. M., on October 3, 1957.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioners have published a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony which notice shall be published at least twice and not later than ten days prior to the hearing date in a newspaper having general circulation in the following cities:

Richmond, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Bristol, Charlottesville, Staunton and Cape Charles.

ORDER OF OCTOBER 3, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 237
(Abstract)

Granted, on not less than ten days' publication and notice on and o.fter October 27, 1957.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 192)

CASE NO. 13621

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company.

For Authority to Discontinue Operation of Train No. 27 from Norfolk to Petersburg, Virginia, Train No.7 from Petersburg to Roanoke, Virginia, and Train No.8 from Roanoke to Norfolk, Virginia.

ORDER OF AUGUST 16, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 197

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of train No. 27 from Norfolk to Petersburg, Virginia, train No. 7 from Petersburg to Roanoke, Virginia, and train No.8 from Roanoke to Norfolk, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, A. M., on November 6, 1957.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and preSent any pertinent testimony! which notice shall appear not later than ten days prior to the hearing and shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the Cities of Norfolk, Petersburg, Lynchburg and Roanoke, Virginia.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station now being served by trains Nos. 27, 7 and 8 which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing, that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time place and present any pertinent testimony.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 210)

CASE NO. 13705

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company.

For Authority to Discontinue Operation of Passenger Trains Nos. 9 and 10, Between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 4, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 257

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of passenger trains Nos. 9 and 10 between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, A. M., on December 16, 1957.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner Immediately post a notice at each station which may be affected by the discontinuance of passenger trains Nos. 9 and 10, which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 210)

CASE NO. 13709

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company.

For Authority to Discontinue Passenger Service on Mixed Trains Nos. 55 and 56 Between Petersburg and Hopewell, Virginia.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 15, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 266

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue passenger service on mixed trains Nos. 55 and 56 between Petersburg and Hopewell, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, A. M., on December 16, 1957.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station which may be affected by the discontinuance of passenger service on mixed trains Nos. 55 and 56, which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

ORDER OF DECEMBER 16, 1957, O. B. 46, p. 295
(Abstract)

Granted, effective January 1, 1958.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 213)

CASE NO. 13724

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to change schedule of train No. 21 between Norfolk, Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia.

ORDER OF JANUARY 18, 1958, O. B. 47, p, 11

On this day came on for hearing the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to change the schedule of passenger train No. 21 between Norfolk. Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, Commissioners Hooker, Catterall and Dillon sitting.

Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., appeared as counsel for the petitioner. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

Upon consideration of the testimony and exhibits presented the Commission is of the opinion that the petition should be granted; and

It Is ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it is hereby, permitted on and after January 26, 1958, to change the schedule of passenger train No. 21 between Norfolk, Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, as set out in the petition.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1957, page 242)

Rules Regulating Passenger Train Schedules

Promulgated by Commission's Order of June 28, 1948, in Case No. 9253

RULE 1.—The term "commission" means the State Corporation Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The term "railroad" shall include any company, trustee or other person owning, leasing or operating for hire a railroad within this State.

RULE 2.—No railroad shall abandon or discontinue the operation of any passenger train, regularly scheduled to provide local stops or service within this State without first having obtained the authority of the commission.

RULE 3.—No schedule of any passenger train operated by any railroad, except changes to meet through service connections in cases where local service is otherwise provided, shall be changed more than one hour without first securing the authority of the commission. Written notice of any such changes of not more than one hour, made without prior authority, shall immediately be given the commission.

RULE 4.—No railroad shall abandon or discontinue the operation of any regularly established sleeping-car service without first obtainmg the approval of tbe commission.

RULE 5.—Seasonal operations, schedules or sleeping-car service are not subject to the operation of Rules 2, 3, or 4.

RULE 6.—Applications for the approval of the abandonment or discontinuance of paasenger train operations, schedules or sleeping-car service in cases where such approval is required under these rules, shall be granted only after notice to the public and an opportunity to be heard, unless in particular cases it shall be otherwise ordered by the commission.

1958


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 35)

CASE NO. 13705

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to discontinue operation of passenger trains Nos. 9 and 10 between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia.

ORDER OF JANUARY 21, 1958, O. B. 47, p, 16

On December 16, 1957, came on for hearing the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue the operation of passenger trains Nos. 9 and 10 between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia, Commissioners Hooker, Catterall and Dillon sitting.

Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., appeared as counsel for the petitioner. For objectors: J. S. Brittingham for Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Charles F. Tankersley for Brotherhood of Railway Clerks and J. S. Gunn for Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

Upon consideration of the testimony and exhibits presented the Commission is of the opinion that the petition should be granted; and

It Is ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it hereby is, permitted on and after February 2, 1958, to discontinue the operation of passenger trains Nos. 9 and 10 between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia, as set out in the petition.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 37)

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 69)

CASE NO. 13809

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to discontinue passenger service on mixed trains Nos. 811 and 812 between Grundy, Virginia, and Virginia-Kentucky State line.

ORDER OF FEBRUARY 28, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 80

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue passenger service on mixed trains Nos. 811 and 812, Buchanan Branch, between Grundy, Virginia, and the Virginia-Kentucky State line.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on April 7, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station which may be affected by the discontinuance of passenger service on mixed trains Nos. 811 and 812, which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

ORDER OF APRIL 17, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 185
(Abstract)

Granted, effective May 11, 1958.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 89)

CASE NO. 13868

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company

For authority to discontinue agency station at Narrows, Virginia, and to dismantle its station building and erect in lieu thereof a small freight station.

ORDER OF APRIL 17, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 187

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission, The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the agency station at Narrows, Virginia, and to dismantle its station building and erect in lieu thereof a small freight station.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on June 24, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at the station building at Narrows, Virginia, advising of the purposes of the petition, time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner give notice by proper service on the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Commonwealth's Attorney of Giles County advising of the purposes of the petition and the time and place of hearing.

ORDER OF JUNE 24, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 22
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 89)

CASE NO. 13869

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company

For authority to discontinue agency station at Walters, Virginia, and to dismantle its station building and erect in lieu thereof a small freight station.

ORDER OF APRIL 17, 1958, O. B. 47, p, 187

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission, The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the agency station at Walters, Virginia, and to dismantle its station building and erect in lieu thereof a small freight station.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on June 24,1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at the station building at Walters, Virginia, advising of the purposes of the petition, time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner give notice by proper service on the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Commonwealth's Attorney of Isle of Wight County advising of the purposes of the petition and the time and place of hearing.

ORDER OF JUNE 24, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 222
(Abstract)

Granted.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 90)

CASE NO. 13870

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company

For authority to discontinue agency station at Leesville, Virginia, and to dismantle its station building and erect in lieu thereof a small freight station.

ORDER OF APRIL 17, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 188

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission, The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the agency station at Leesville, Virginia, and to dismantle its station building and erect in lieu thereof a small freight station.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on June 25, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at the station building at Leesville, Virginia, advising of the purposes of the petition, time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner give notice by proper service on the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Commonwealth's Attorney of Campbell County advising of the purposes of the petition and the time and place of hearing.

ORDER OF JUNE 25, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 222
(Abstract)

Granted, effective August 1, 1958.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 101)

CASE NO. 13921

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to eliminate certain flag or conditional stops of passenger trains Nos. 8, 45, 18 and 4 between Roanoke and Petersburg, Virginia.

ORDER OF JUNE 2, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 190

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue certain flags or conditional stops of passenger trains Nos. 8, 45, 18 and 4 operating between Roanoke and Petersburg, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on July 24,1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post notices at each station which will be affected by the discontinuance of any stops, which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published in a newspaper having general circulation in the territories affected a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall be published at least twice and not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

ORDER OF JULy 24, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 850
(Abstract)

Granted, effective August 10, 1958.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 102)

CASE NO. 13922

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to eliminate certain flag or conditional stops of passenger trains Nos. 45 and 46 between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia.

ORDER OF JUNE 2, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 190

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue certain Hag or conditional stops of passenger trains Nos. 45 and 46 operating between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on July 24, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post notices at each station which will be affected hy the discontinuance of any stops, which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published in a newspaper having general circulation in the territories affected a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall be published at least twice and not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

ORDER OF JULY 24, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 851

On this day came on for hearing the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue certain Hag or conditional stops of passenger trains Nos. 45 and 46 operating between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia, Commissioners Hooker, Catterall and Dillon sitting.

Lucian II. Cocke, Jr., appeared for the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

Upon consideration of the testimony and exhibits presented, the Commission is of the opinion that the petition should be granted except the flag stops shall be continued at Salem, Virginia; and

IT IS ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it is hereby, permitted on and after August 10, 1958, to discontinue certain Hag or conditional stops of passenger trains Nos. 45 and 46 operating between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia, as set out in its petition, except the Hag stops at Salem, Virginia, shall he continued.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 111)

CASE NO. 13939

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to discontinue passenger service on mixed trains Nos. 111 and 112 between Christiansburg and Blacksburg, Virginia, and mixed train No. 66 from Radford to Walton, Virginia.

ORDER OF JUNE 16, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 211

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of passenger service on mixed trains Nos. 111 and 112 between Christiansburg and Blacksburg, Virginia, and mixed train No. 66 from Radford to Walton, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its Courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on July 22, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station which may be affected by the discontinuance of passenger service on mixed trains Nos. 111, 112 and 66, which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

ORDER OF JULY 22, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 845
(Abstract)

Granted, effective August 10, 1958.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 111)

CASE NO. 13940

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to discontinue the operation of the sleeping car or pullman car line between Roanoke, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line.

ORDER OF JUNE 16, 1958, O. B. 47, p, 212

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of the sleeping car or Pullman car line between Roanoke, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

I T Is ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on July 22, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station which may be affected by the discontinuance of pullman service which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at sai time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

ORDER OF JULY 22, 1958, O. B. 47, p, 846
(Abstract)

Granted, effective August 10, 1958.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 112)

CASE NO. 13943

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to discontinue Pullman car between West Virginia State line and Lynchburg, Virginia, which car is operated between Williamson, West Virginia, and Washington, D. C.

ORDER OF JUNE 17, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 218

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of the Pullman car between West Virginia State Line and Lynchburg, Virginia, which car is operated between Williamson, West Virginia, and Washington, D. C.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its Courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on July 22, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station which may be affected by the discontinuance of Pullman service which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at sai time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

ORDER OF JULY 22, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 846
(Abstract)

Granted, effective August 10, 1958.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 133)

CASE NO. 14022

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to discontinue the operation of the pullman or sleeping car line between Bristol and Petersburg, Virginia.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER e, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 408

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of the pullman or sleeping car line between Bristol and Petersburg, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this mater should come before it for a formal hearing:

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a, m., on October 14, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published a t least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station which may be affected by the discontinuance of pullman service which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

ORDER OF OCTOBER 14, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 463
(Abstract)

Granted, effective October 26, 1958.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 136)

CASE NO. 14028

Application of: The Virginian Railway Company

For authority to dismantle and remove portion of freight station building at Suffolk, Virginia, and make changes in remaining portion of building.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 4, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 411

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission The Virginian Railway Company seeks authority to dismantle and remove a portion of its station building at Suffolk, Virginia, and to make certain changes in the remaining portion of the building.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on October 16, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at the station building at Suffolk, Virginia, advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner give notice by proper service on the Mayor of the City of Suffolk, Virginia, advising of the purposes of the petition and the time and place of the hearing.

ORDER OF OCTOBER 16, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 468
(Abstract)

Granted.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 143)

CASE NO. 14064

In re: Petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to change schedule of trains Nos. 11 and 12 between Roanoke, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State Line.

ORDER OF OCTOBER 14, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 465

The Norfolk and Western Railway Company by its counsel, Lucian H. Cocke, Jr., has presented its petition for authority to change the schedule of passenger trains Nos. 11 and 12 between Roanoke, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State line, and the change will result in a time difference of more than an hour; and

It appearing to the Commission that the schedule changes proposed will provide better service and'such change is proper;

IT IS ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be, and it hereby is. permitted on and after October 26, 1958, to change the schedule of trains Nos. 11 and 12 between Roanoke, Virginia, and the Virginia-North Carolina State Line, in accordance with the petition filed with the Commission on this date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company immediately publish a notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the City of Roanoke advising of the change in the schedule proposed and also post a notice at each station affected by the change advising the public of the change in time of the schedule.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 144)

CASE NO. 14084

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to discontinue connecting bus service between Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia.

ORDER OF OCTOBER 81, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 484

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission, the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue connecting bus service furnished by contract with Carolina Coach Company between Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on November 12, 1958.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at the station buildings at Richmond, Virginia, and Petersburg, Virginia, advising of the purposes of the petition and the time and place of the hearing.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once not later than ten days prior to the hearing date a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition and the time and place of the hearing, and that all interested parties appear at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in newspapers having general circulation in the Cities of Richmond, Norfolk, Petersburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 12, 1958, O. B. 45, p. 499
(Abstract)

Granted, effective November 80, 1958.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1958, page 156)

CASE NO. 14176

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

For authority to discontinue operation of passenger trains Nos. 5 and 6 between Bluefield and Norton, Virginia.

ORDER OF DECEMBER 22, 1958, O. B. 47, p. 541

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the operation of passenger trains Nos. 5 and 6 between Bluefield and Norton, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on January 26, 1959.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing a notice to the public advising of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of the hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, which notice shall appear in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation in the territory affected and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days prior to the hearing date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner immediately post a notice at each station which may be affected by the discontinuance of the operation of its passenger trains Nos. 5 and 6 between Bluefield and Norton, Virginia, which notice shall advise the public of the purposes of the petition, the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony.

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(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1959, page 24)

CASE NO. 14176

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company For authority to discontinue operation of passenger trains Nos. 5 and 6 between Bluefield and Norton.

ORDER OF JANUARY 27, 1959, O. B. 48, p. 29

ON JANUARY 26, 1959, came on for hearing the application of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to discontinue the operation of passenger trains Nos. 5 and 6 between Bluefield and Norton, Virginia, Commissioners Hooker, Catterall and Dillon sitting.

A. Paul Funkhouser appeared as counsel for the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. For objectors: Charles F. Tankersley for Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees; J. S. Gunn for Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen; R. D. Wilson for the Order of Railroad Telegraphers and J. S. Brittingham for Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

Upon consideration of the testimony and exhibits presented, the Commission is of the opinion that the petition should be granted; and

IT IS ORDERED, That the Norfolk and Western Railway Company, be and it hereby is, permitted on and after April 5, 1959, to discontinue the operation of passenger trains Nos. 5 and 6 between Bluefield and Norton, Virginia, as set out in its application.


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1959, page 45)

CASE NO. 14245

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company For authority to be relieved of obligation to provide express service between Pulaski and Galax and between Fries and Flies Junction, Virginia.

ORDER OF FEBRUARY 24, 1959, 0. B. 48, p. 61
(Partly abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority for relief of the obligation required by the Commission in its order of July 31, 1951, in Case No. 10575, which required with the discontinuance of passenger train service between Pulaski and Galax, Virginia, and between Fries and Fries Junction, Virginia, that express service be continued at the stations served by the trains in a reasonably satisfactory manner and at a reasonably satisfactory time.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on March 31, 1959.

Orders notice to the public by newspaper publication in territory affected, and posted at each station affected.

ORDER OF MARCH 31, 1959, O. B. 48, p. 105
(Abstract)

Granted, effective April 19, 1959


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1959, page 108)

CASE NO. 14501

Application of: Norfolk and Western Railway Company For authority to discontinue Bluefield, Virginia, as a flag stop for passenger trains Nos. 15 and 16.

ORDER OF SEPTEMBER 16, 1959, O. B. 48, p. 373
(Partly abstracted)

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to discontinue the flag stop for passenger trains Nos. 15 and 16 at Bluefield, Virginia.

It appearing to the Commission that this matter should come before it for a formal hearing;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the State Corporation Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on November 18, 1959.

Orders notice to the public posted at station building, notice by proper service on Mayor of Bluefield, and by newspaper publication in Bluefield.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 18, 1959, O. B. 48, p. 455
(Abstracted)

Granted, effective December 12, 1959


(Annual Report of State Corporation Commission, 1959, page 123)

CASE NO. 14602

Application of: Norfolk and Western. Railway Company For authority to condemn for railroad purposes certain property located in and owned by the City of Roanoke, Virginia.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 4, 1959, O. B. 48, p. 440

By petition filed with the State Corporation Commission the Norfolk and Western Railway Company seeks authority to condemn for railroad purposes certain property located in and owned by the City of Roanoke, Virginia, and it appearing necessary for a hearing of the petition;

IT IS ORDERED, That the matter be, and it is hereby, docketed for hearing before the Commission in its courtroom in the Blanton Building in the City of Richmond at 10:00 o'clock, a. m., on November 18, 1959.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner serve notice on the City Manager and the City Attorney of the City of Roanoke, Virginia, of the time and place of the hearing.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, That the petitioner have published at least twice in a newspaper having general circulation in the City of Roanoke, Virginia, a notice to the public advising of the time and place of hearing and that all interested parties should appear before the Commission at said time and place and present any pertinent testimony, and the first notice shall be published not later than ten days before the hearing date.

ORDER OF NOVEMBER 18, 1959, O. B. 48, p. 457

This day came on for hearing the application of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to condemn for railroad purposes certain property located in and owned by the City of Roanoke, Virginia, Commissioners Hooker and Catterall sitting. A. Paul Funkhouser appeared as counsel for the Norfolk and Western Railway Company. William C. Seibert appeared for the Commission.

The Commission having considered the evidence is of the opinion that the public necessity and essential public convenience require that the Norfolk and Western Railway Company be authorized to take by condemnation proceedings the certain property located in and owned by the City of Roanoke; and,

IT IS ORDERED, That the petition of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company for authority to condemn for railroad purposes certain property located in and owned by the City of Roanoke, Virginia, as set out and described in its petition be, and it is hereby, granted.

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