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Virgil Bostic Section Crew, GVRR. Photo from Fred B. Lambert Papers, Special Collections Department, James E. Morrow Library, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.


“The railroad contractors have the pile driver at work above here [Barboursville] and are getting ready to construct the trestles along the line,” said the Huntington Advertiser on April 19, 1900.


“Men are working day and night on the river above here [Barboursville] putting in coffer dams for the railroad bridge,” said the Huntington Advertiser on April 21, 1900.


“Contractor Allen has put on a night force above here where the foundation for the piers for the Guyandot Valley Railway bridge are being constructed,” said the Huntington Advertiser on May 9, 1900. “One of the river abutments will be completed tomorrow.” On May 16, it added this: “Work on the trestle over the ‘Big Gut’ just above here [Barboursville] will commence this week. This is the first trestle on the line of the Guyandot Valley requires considerable timber.”