1960 NRHS convention questions

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Tue Sep 17 09:06:39 EDT 2019

Wonderful photo Mike. Can you share a few more memories/details about the Saltville trip that day? Timing? Consist? Etc.  Weather looked good from your photo.  Thanks,  John Garner


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To illustrate Bob’s mention of the trip over to Saltville here is my photo made that day of No. 11 with my wife, Maiddie

, adding a little interest. (She is a Saltville native.). I also have images of the convention train itself filled with happy passengers (in a gondola car as I remember).


Mike Pierry, Jr.


On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 9:02 PM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org <mailto:nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> > wrote:

I have 2 Kodachromes of SOU 4192 with captions stating Natural Tunnel, 9-1960.  Green F-7 with N&W coaches.  I tried finding info about this convention on the NRHS site but nothing there (several 1957 videos if you’re interested).


What were the details about this convention?  I know 475 and a Southern Silverside gon (brand new) were displayed in Bristol and I’ve seen a poor slide of 2 Redbirds hauling a passenger train, likely a special with conventioneers, at the Abingdon station.  I’d like to know more about this convention, especially excursion trips.


Jim King



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