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« on: Jan 13th, 2016, 11:01am »
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Nothing says Appalachian Coal railroading like the Route of the Powhattan Arrow!
 
Weather its big steam or plain black diesels, its all good, so let's GTL!


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« Reply #1 on: Jan 13th, 2016, 10:16pm »
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Let's start the guessing off with it's home base of Roanoke, Virginia!

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 14th, 2016, 9:56am »
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Nope, but luckily, there aren't too many other big cities on the old N&W to choose from! It's all in the name......

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 15th, 2016, 9:34pm »
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It's all in the name....

 
Hmmm.......leads me to guess Chattanooga? (choo-choo!!!)  


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« Reply #4 on: Jan 16th, 2016, 9:51am »
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Charlie - Bridge 1A - Lodge Members -
 
Chattanooga? IIRC, N&W itself did not run below Bristol VA/TN...
 
Photo possibly Petersburg, VA or Portsmouth, VA? Can't figure the possible
Hotel in the background...
 
.............................Vern............................


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« Reply #5 on: Jan 16th, 2016, 10:19am »
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on Jan 16th, 2016, 9:51am, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Charlie - Bridge 1A - Lodge Members -
 
Chattanooga? IIRC, N&W itself did not run below Bristol VA/TN...
 
Photo possibly Petersburg, VA or Portsmouth, VA? Can't figure the possible
Hotel in the background...
 
.............................Vern............................

 
That's right.......Southern's shops were in Chattanooga. I am not well versed with railroads below the Mason-Dixon line.  


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« Reply #6 on: Jan 16th, 2016, 2:23pm »
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Bridge 1A - Charlie - Lodge Members -  
 
All right! All right! Your writer off his lazy streak. Photo appears to have been at Norfolk Terminal Station.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk_Terminal_Station
 
............................Vern.........................


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« Reply #7 on: Jan 16th, 2016, 2:47pm »
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Oh, I feel like a fool......egad, all in the name NORFOLK. Indeed.

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 16th, 2016, 2:59pm »
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Charlie - Bridge 1A - Lodge Members -  
 
As they say in CNJ territory... Fuggedaboutit!
 
What put your writer in a stall with this one. Now about three decades back, routines of traveling into Norfolk every several weeks.  
By then, it was much too late to see passenger trains serving Downtown Norfolk. So, proceeded to check out exactly when the  
old Norfolk Station went dark. The 'Wiki' item explains it...
 
..........................Vern...........................


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« Reply #9 on: Jan 19th, 2016, 11:17am »
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Norfolk, VA it is!

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 4th, 2016, 11:46am »
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Let's see if Vern and Charlie can GTL.........
 
Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue ridge mountains, just not along the Shenandoah river.......
 
Too bad, too, as the train had only been running for little more than a month at that point in 1946......


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« Reply #11 on: Apr 6th, 2016, 2:21pm »
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The sad part of this wreck is that the Engineer and Fireman (both whom lost their lives in this wreck) probably had many years of seniority in order to get this plum job, and just had probably let the new engine get the better of them, as excessive speed and fast braking (causing slack) was considered the culprit.

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 12th, 2016, 10:39am »
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Wow, nothing? I guess the N&W fans are asleep at the switch!
 
Well, this happens to be the wreck of the Powhatan Arrow at Powhatan, WV on June 12th, 1946. Sad but ironic, no?
 


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« Reply #13 on: Apr 12th, 2016, 7:37pm »
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on Apr 6th, 2016, 2:21pm, Raritan Clunker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The sad part of this wreck is that the Engineer and Fireman (both whom lost their lives in this wreck) probably had many years of seniority in order to get this plum job, and just had probably let the new engine get the better of them, as excessive speed and fast braking (causing slack) was considered the culprit.

"many years of seniority"  yeah and verily!!  If I recall correctly, in one discussion in the late 50's, the average age of engineers and conductors on top passenger runs in this country at that time was something like 71.


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So, many years later an many miles away, we have this scene......I wish I had some juicy tidbits of info to clue you in on, but alas, all I can say is that this is a spot in Southeastern Virginia where the N&W and the VGN once crossed on the later's route to/from Sewells Point. NS and Amtrak still run thru here today, and it is a TOFC/COFC yard for NS. I'll see if I can lead you to this spot better, but for now, let's see how good you N&W fans are!

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« Reply #15 on: Apr 27th, 2016, 9:37pm »
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Looks like we are near Portlock Yard. And that TOFC next to the C32P caboose (#555012 is now at the NCTM in Spencer, NC) is a home built job, converted from a boxcar if I'm not mistaken. Nice high hood GP30 also. The building in the background is Virginian Railway's South Norfolk tower. Tell me I'm at least close.
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« Reply #16 on: Apr 28th, 2016, 8:37am »
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Wow, CHESSIEMIKE, not only are you close, you're spot on and told me things I had no idea about! Good show, old man!
 
This photo was taken in May of 1985 by John Carr, courtesy of his webpage www.carrtracks.com


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