Meeting of Railroad Super intendents.
--Pursuant to a request made by the Governor
, a meeting of the Superintendents of the Railroads in the State
was held in the Capitol
on Tuesday, May 28th, 1861.
Present — E. H. Gill
, Virginia and Tennessee Railroad; H. D. Bird
, South-Side Railroad; C. O. Sanford
, Petersburg Railroad; Thos. Dodamead
, Virginia Central Railroad; S. Ruth
, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad; Charles G. Talcott
, Richmond and Danville Railroad; R. H. Temple
, Richmond and York River Railroad; John M. Robinson
, Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad: and T. H. Wynne
, Richmond and Petersburg Railroad.
On motion, H. D. Bird
was called to the Chair, and T. H. Wynne
informed the meeting that by his invitation, Mr. S. L. Fremont
of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, in North Carolina
, was present, and on motion Mr. Fremont
was invited to take a seat in the Convention
The Governor having been informed that the meeting was ready for business, his Excellency
came in and stated that he had called the Superintendents together for the purpose of making arrangements for running trains over the roads in such a manner as to secure close connections through the State
, and especially in Richmond
, and added that the principal difficulty existed on the Orange
, the Virginia Central
, and the Richmond
and Petersburg Railroads, and he requested that the meeting would take such steps as would secure this desirable object.
On motion, Messrs. Dodamead
were appointed a committee to arrange a schedule for the roads mentioned by the Governor
After consulting together the following schedule-was reported, and unanimously adopted:
This schedule is approved by me.
On motion, the following resolution was adopted, and the Governor
approved of it:
Resolved, That when an hour is named in a requisition for a train to carry troops or munitions of war, and the troops or munitions are not ready at the hour agreed upon, the train shall forfeit its claim to the road, and shall be started at such hour as the Superintendent
of the road may deem safe.
On motion, the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That this Convention recommend to each Railroad Company in the State
to erect a telegraph line for the exclusive use of the Railroad companies, erecting the same at as early a day as practicable.
On motion, it was.
Resolved, That running by the above schedule shall commence on Monday, June 3d.
On motion the meeting adjourned sine die.