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Fri Mar 27 11:50:27 EDT 2020
Many places I worked a track was named for how many 40' boxcars it could
hold. On the N&W it was likely a measure of open top hoppers.
On 3/27/2020 10:31 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> I have opened up the shadows and think this wonderful shot is of 2176
> but my curiosity as to why the location is referred to as "99"
> remains. MP 99
> is back up east of Wyndale so that seems to be ruled out. I also
> attach a shot of another 23G going east that shows the
> former roundhouse at far right.
> Could "99" be referring not to the east but somewhere west or
> southwest of Bristol? How far is Knoxville or some of the other places
> of note on those lines?
> Bob Cohen
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