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1913 - REVIVE GRAND TRUNK WORK. Construction of Southern New England Line to be Resumed.
Special to the New York Times.
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22 - Work is to be resumed immediately on the Southern New England Railway, the Grand Trunk subsidiary planned to connect the Canadian system with tidewater at Providence.
The construction stopped ten months ago, and it was charged that this was due to an agreement between C. S. Mellen, then President of the New Haven, and E. J. Chamberlin, President of the Grand Trunk. Last week Vice President G. C. Jones came here and inspected the right of way throughout. John Marsch of Chicago, general contractor for the line, reopened his office here to day and with a few days the steam shovels will resume operations. It will be some time before work will be general, because some of the sub-contractors have in many instances removed their apparatus.
There is great rejoicing all along the line because of this resumption of work on the road. Mr. Chamberlin repeatedly promised that the Southern New England should be completed provided the necessary money could be obtained. This evidently has been accomplished.
The New York Times
New York, New York
September 23, 1913
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