NW COAL HOPPERS AT ROANOKE SCRAP YARD
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Thu Nov 23 16:22:47 EST 2006
The director of the transportation museum came by the shop a few
weeks ago and we got into a conversation about the engines and cars
from the scrap yard. He told me that the cars will be restored and
one will go to the museum.
Walt's Hobby Shop
On Nov 23, 2006, at 2:25 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Today we went railfanning around Roanoke. I noticed the scrap yard
> that has the old steam engines and coal cars from the 1930s is
> continuing to clean up things. The bad news(?) is the old coal
> cars are gone. Does anyone know what happened to them. Were they
> finally scrapped? It would have been great if there'd been some
> way to preserve at least one of them.
> It looks like the area around some of the steam engines are being
> cleared of weeds and brush. Are they going to disappear next?
> Phil Miller
> Fredericksburg, VA
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