ACL E's on the N&W

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Tue Oct 29 11:35:32 EDT 2013


During the recent NRHS/SRHA mini-con in Winston-Salem, Jim and I had
occasion to compare our respective Bluefield backgrounds. We are BOTH old
enough to appreciate that song. Thanks for the memory!

Dave Phelps

In a message dated 10/29/2013 10:51:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
nw-mailing-list at writes:

Not black. They were purple and silver
I'm not sure you were old enough to appreciate
rock and roll music of the late 50s. The ACL's E units
were involved in a phenominal number of grade
crossing collisions and crews named them
for a popular song of the day -- Flying Purple
People-eaters. Harry Bundy

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