611 towed from Norfolk story of 1982 I think

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Wed Apr 11 10:24:23 EDT 2018

I can attest to 611 being able to be turned at Kinney since we observed
just such an 611 event last year in Lynchburg.

Mike Pierry, Jr.

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 10:20 AM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>

> As I recall, the "J" was towed in reverse but under steam at 25 mph but
> even in 1982 it did not have to go all the way to Roanoke in reverse. It
> was turned on a wye track either around Petersburg or at Lynchburg/Kinney
> where for sure it could have been turned safely.
> I don't remember all the details but it was one of those as my memory
> says, 36.5 years after the fact.
> Bob Cohen
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