NW-Mailing-List Digest, Vol 6, Issue 18

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Tue Sep 14 07:59:54 EDT 2004

The story is in Jim Wrinn's book "Steam's Camelot" which I provided a 
lot of information for as well as doing the layout.  There are two 
stories of course, the official party line, and the behind the scenes 
line. I will not go into either here.

Ken Miller

On Sep 11, 2004, at 10:19 PM, nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org wrote:

> At the risk of opening a can of worms, or resurrecting an old topic, 
> exactly why did NS end the steam program?
> Tom
> Subject: Re: Visit to the O. Winston Link Museum
> Link had nothing to do with the restoration of 1218 from a display
> piece to operational status. That was Bob Claytor's dream, and executed
> by the Steam Shop crew in Birmingham, Alabama removed from Musuem on
> May 10, 1985, completed in Spring, 1987. Sadly the 1218 was only to
> run through the end of 1991 before being placed back in the shop for
> major work. It was not a top priority project and was worked only on
> occasion. Three days after Graham Claytor died in 1994, orders from Bob
> Lovelace of NS in Norfolk stopped all work on 1218.
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