Robert “Race Horse” Smith

R. H. Smith, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, served as N&W Railway Company’s President from 1946–1958. He was first employed on the N&W during the summer of 1910 on a surveying crew. After graduating from Princeton University in 1911, he returned to the railroad where he remained until his retirement.

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Robert “Race Horse” Smith was inducted into the Southwest Virginia Business Hall of Fame in 1990.

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