N & W 2-4-0 Locomotive

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Mon Nov 27 18:41:19 EST 2006

Seasrch back through N&W magazines of the 30's and 40's. I remember
seeing pictures of this loco in Roanoke parades in the magazine. And,
yes, it did represent the American Legion. My dad was a member. Jim

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>Does anyone have any info on this interesting N & W 2-4-0 "locomotive" parked in front of the railroad's "New" General Office Building in Roanoke? The inscription on the stack appears to be "40/8." The Forty & Eight was formed in 1920 by American Legionaires, and has been committed to charitable aims. The 40 and 8 designation stemed from the inscription on narrow guage French box cars that provided crude transport for the Yanks in World War I. The inscription denoted that the cars could carry forty men or eight horses (see: http://fortyandeight.org/background.htm)

> .

>Gordon Hamilton






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