Virginian caboose scrapped at Ashville, OH

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Sat Aug 14 01:02:22 EDT 2010

Chalk it up to basic ignorance of rail history, i.e., just plain not
knowing what they had, or just not caring. Would it's fate have been different
if it had "VIRGINIAN" markings?
There's a VIRGINIAN marked cab on display in a suburb of Chicago that you
can get a brief glimpse of in the movie "The Fugitive". I hope that one
doesn't suffer the same fate at the hands of the unknowing and uncaring. And
what's a VIRGINIAN cab doing near Chicago anyhoo?

Greg Harrod

In a message dated 8/13/2010 10:13:35 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
nw-mailing-list at writes:

For reason unclear to me, the former Virginian caboose located next to the
N&W depot at Ashville was scrapped this week. There was an article about
it in the Circleville Herald today but not being a subscriber I cannot read
it all online. The caboose was built as Virginian hack 315 in 1947 and
served the Virginian and N&W proudly until it was donated to the Village of
Ashville by NS in the early 80's. After donation it was moved to it's own
track adjacent to Ashville's former N&W/Scioto Valley depot where it sat until
this week With the caboose being in relatively good condition, except for a
few windows etc, I am quite shocked how it got to this.

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