Trains 141, 142
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Continuing Ray's question, were 141 & 142 Bristol trains?
On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 10:48 AM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Reviewing 1949 timetables from N&W's Norfolk Division and Southern's
> and Danville divisions, it *appears* that No. 10 originating on the N&W
> became No. 142
> at Montview. Seven minutes was allocated for the move between Montview and
> Kinney. No. 141 became N&W No. 9 at that point. Nos. 9/10 were mail and
> express trains on the N&W, but did carry a rider coach. Southern Nos.
> 141-142 made
> limited stops between Monroe and Alexandria--Charlottesville was the only
> stop from No. 141. With service solely in Virginia, Nos. 9 and 10
> disappeared in the
> late 50s. N&W cited lack of passenger patronage for discontinuance.
> For Norfolk Division train crews, the train was handed over to Southern
> train crews
> at Kemper Street, but engine crews swapped at Monroe, so between Kemper
> and Monroe, it was a mixed crew. Harry Bundy
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