The Powhatan Arrow

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Fri May 16 09:15:46 EDT 2008

Well, let me see if I get this right from memory. I think the overhead observations cars were acquired from the NKP in the '60s. So they never ran behind steam unti later, during the excursion train days.

Sorry for not looking this up before replying, but I'm heading off to work.
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 20:30:37 -0400Subject: The Powhatan Arrow Hey Guys, I collect 'O' scale electric trains. These are rather expensive large model trains, not toys. Anyway, I have a complete Powhatan Arrow train set with the #611 engine. This train came with an overhead observation car. I grew up in Bluefield during the '40s and '50s and I never recall seeing the Arrow pulling an overhead observation car. And the train passed in front of our home twice a day in Bluefield, VA. It ran westbound at 3pm and back eastbound at 4pm. every day. Does anybody know for sure if the Arrow ever pulled an overhead observation car? If it did then somehow I missed it, but if it didn't then my Arrow model set is not quite as accurate as it should be. Thanks for any help with my curiosity. Jack TibbsMartinsville, Va.
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