Issue 19 and Volume 32.

LAKE KILBY UTILISED. The Port Norfolk supply wells of the Norfolk, Portsmouth & Newport News railway at Portsmouth, Va., having suddenly dried up. General Superintendant Fitzgerald chartered a fast passenger engine of the Coast Line railway, with a tender capacity of some thousands of gallons of water, and had the engine running for hours between a water station and the power house, where the water was pumped out of the tender into a reservoir and used in the boilers. In this way the difficulty was tided over until the flow of water in the wells suddenly resumed. The interruption in the flow cannot he explained. To make the company independent of anything of the sort in the future a two and onehalf-inch main has been laid from the city water mains to the railway power house. In this way an auxiliary water supply from Lake Kilby has been provided for.

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