Train Standing Order

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Mon May 30 14:01:32 EDT 2011

Back in 57 when I was working the extra board as yard clerk at the
Southern RR, Alexandria Yard I would make up the bills from the
locomotive back to the cab for trains south. For the branch the bills
from the cab to the locomotive and the same for the local Alex to I
think to Orange, The local in town mdse. job was the same, but the I
do not remember the make up of the coal to the power house an the
north end of town or the run to Pot Yd.

H.B. Lyon (Furloughed Pot Yd,
Sou. and FGE)

At 11:36 AM 5/30/2011, you wrote:

>I am interested in knowing the standing order of trains as set forth

>on switchlists in the mid-1950's on the N&W. Did the switchlist

>give the standing order of cars in the train from the caboose to the

>locomotive, or, from the locomotive to caboose?




>Jim Brewer


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