William J. Purdie's 90th Birthday celebration at the Southeastern Railroad Museum

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Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 12:28:14 -0500 
CC: "Dan Sparks" <danrsparks at hotmail.com> 
From: nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Subject: William J. Purdie 

All -

Bill Purdie, who ran the Mechanical and Operating end
of Southern's Steam Program for many years, turns 90
years of age on April 5, 2005.

A celebration is planned for him on April 10th at the
railroad museum in Duluth, Ga. from 2 until 5 PM.

Anyone interested can contact Bill's son Donald at 
Donald at dataensureinc.com.

Ed King

March 3, 2005

Hello, Ed:

I wonder if Jim Bistline knows about this event and
will be able to get down there in April?  As you may
recall, he had the title "General Manager - Steam"
during the later years of the Southern Railway's
excursion program.

Best wishes,


Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator
Railway Mail Service Library, Inc.
f_scheer at yahoo.com
(202) 268-2121 - weekday office
(540) 837-9090 - weekend afternoons 
in the former N&W station on VA rte 723 
117 East Main Street 
Boyce  VA  22620-9639
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