Virginia Diner, Wakefield question

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Tue Mar 9 22:23:54 EST 2010


The Virginia Diner website identifies the rr car as a Sussex, Surry and
Southampton RR (actually Surry, Sussex and Southampton Ry) car. The SS&S
was a narrow gauge railroad that crossed the N&W at Wakefield on its way
north to wharves at Scotland, VA (see "The Company" by H. Temple Crittenden,
1967, for an account of the SS&S and the parent lumber company.).

Regarding the disposition of the rr car, I understand that my first cousin,
once removed, is the manager of the Virginia Diner. He might be able to
determine what happened to the car, but because it was a wooden car, I
suspect it was scrapped.

Gordon Hamilton

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Subject: Virginia Diner, Wakefield question

> List:

> I was looking through a school fund raising brochure of 'moderately'

> priced peanut items from subject diner. One of the pictures in the

> brochure shows the restaurant in the '40s or '50s. Part of a wooden rr

> coach was part of the structure. Does anyone know the heritage of the car?

> Since the N&W main is only four level blocks away I was curious as to a

> connection. What was the final disposition of the car?

> Charlie Long

> Lynchburg



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