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Railroad artifacts collection donated to Bluefield

Monday - 11/4/2013, 9:00am  ET

BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) -- A Bluefield, Va., family has donated their collection of railroad artifacts to the city.

The Ratcliffe family's collection includes a coal-burning caboose stove, three signal tower ornaments, coal shovels and several coal buckets.

James Martin Ratcliffe Jr. tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph ( ) that his father, J.M. Ratcliffe Sr., worked for Norfolk & Western for about 10 years at the company's coaling station in Hemphill, W.Va.

City workers took the family's collection to the former Bluefield Automobile Club building.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph,

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