RURAL RETREAT station and NS' 175th
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Wed May 18 05:10:03 EDT 2005
The Rural Retreat station is still rotting away, locked up, and looking abandoned. I was there a couple weeks ago with my boys showing them the caboose behind it. I don't know if its still for sale or not. It does have No Trespassing signs up on it.
As for NS' 175th anniversary, I honestly would like to see them do something spectacular. I don't think we'll see it because what I think they should do would cost way too much money. But since someone asked, here's my suggestion. I believe they should rehabilitate three steam locomotives, one Southern, one Norfolk & Western, and one Pennsylvania. Either that or use locomotives that are already in running condition. I'm not saying restart the excursion program. We know in the modern business world that won't work anymore, but the company could write off part of the expense of operating public relations trains. For example, why not allow something like the 475 to barnstorm the system, pulling three for four N&W coaches, and have them stop along the way and have history classes for the kids. That way they can be in the train, but not "ride" it. Have one train for each of the three railroads, or even better, have a coach dedicated to each of the predecessor roads, but that
would be quite a few. It's just an idea...
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org wrote:
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 16:16:58 EDT
To: nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
From: nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Subject: RURAL RETREAT HERITAGE DAYS
RURAL RETREAT, VA IS CELEBRATING ITS HERITAGE JULY 30
& 31, 2005. THEY WILL HAVE AN EXHIBIT CAR FROM
NORFOLK SOUTHERN AND AN O. WINSTON LINK EXHIBIT. THE
WEB SITE IS ATTACHED.
May 17, 2005
While we're on the subject of Rural Retreat, what is
the status of the wooden station there? Is it still
for sale? Still rotting away?
Also, NS is preparing exhibits for its 175th
anniversary. I would certainly expect that it has to
look no further than what resides under the Claytor
Pavillion at VMT, within the N&W HS archives, or in
the photo collection at VPI. Are there any updates on
planned events or traveling exhibits to showcase its
predecessor railroads' history?
Good night and good morning,
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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