Retry on Riding N&W Clip #1
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Fri Mar 25 16:55:54 EDT 2016
According to "Norfolk and Western Railway Company Transportation
Department, Consist of all Main Line Passenger Trains" dated March 15, 1954
(available from NWHS Archives for a very modest cost), the following westbound
trains had cars added or removed in Bluefield at least one day of the week:
- No. 3 (Pocahontas) Bluefield to Columbus Postal Car added.
- No. 15 (Cavalier) Washington to Norton Storage Mail Car removed
- No. 23 (unnamed) Bluefield to Columbus and Bluefield to Cincinnati
Storage Mail Cars added (doubtful this is the train in the video)
- No. 25 (Powhatan Arrow) Norfolk to Bluefield Coach removed (Sunday only)
Unfortunately, the shots along the New River are not clear enough to see if
there was head-end equipment behind the J; if none, that would mean the
Arrow rather than one of the others. Interestingly, when leaving Bluefield,
for just an instant there's a view of the end of a streamlined coach that's
off to the side. That lends weight to the theory that it's the Arrow on a
Sunday, and that the coach in the view is the one removed.
I didn't attempt to analyze January shadow angles versus time of day for
trains; I'll leave that to others!
In a message dated 3/25/2016 3:29:43 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org writes:
Okay its on our website, and you should be able to access with the link
We welcome any comments about the content as to location, trains, or
whatever! If you
wish to contact me directly here is my email.
_gregscholl at zoomtown.com_ (mailto:gregscholl at zoomtown.com)
Here is the link for the video clip on youtube which is UNLISTED, but you
should get there with the link.
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