The Norfolk & Western Railway, which reaches from Norfolkthrough the West Virginia coal fields up to southern Ohio is one of the nations best-run railroads. A ride over its main line, says the Handbook of American Railroads, instills "a sense that everything is in 'apple-pie order' and as it should be. "The road is also growth-minded; last year the Interstate Commerce Commission approved a merger between the N. & W. and the Virginian, the first merger of two independently owned railroads in this century. Last week the road's go-ahead President Stuart T. Saunders announced a new merger plan...

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