Fw: Fwd: N&W - ACL Petersburg, Va Question

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From: JAMES NICHOLS <jamesanichols at bellsouth.net>
To: Ron Davis <davis at nwhs.org>
Sent: Monday, September 2, 2013 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: N&W - ACL Petersburg, Va Question

As I remember, there was a through coach to Washington, because we rode it from Petersburg in 1955 (long layover in Richmond, but you didn't have to change cars). We must have ridden #4 from Bluefield to Petersburg, so the ACL train must have waited for the connection with #4. I don't remember, but it makes sense that the coach could have originated in Norfolk and gotten to Petersburg on #3. Is so, then the other switching move was the coach from Washington being switched to #4 for the return to Norfolk.
BTW: I think this explains the RF&P coach that shows up in photos of #15 and #16. They are balancing per diem, since the through coach to Washington was an N&W PM.
Jim Nichols

From: Ron Davis <davis at nwhs.org>
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Subject: Fwd: N&W - ACL Petersburg, Va Question

>From: "H J Wilkins" <railrdn at verizon.net>

>To: "Ron Davis" <davis at nwhs.org>

>Subject: N&W - ACL Petersburg, Va Question

>Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:14:17 -0400


>Trying to recall what type of cars were involved in a switch move

>back in the 1950s at Petersburg, Va. between the N&W west bound and

>east bound Pocahontas & the ACL Short Run.


>The move involved switching Norfolk connection cars off N&W train #3

>onto ACL train #32 and cars off of ACL train #27 onto N&W train #4.


>The ACL yard crew did the switching from #3 to #32, then the N&W

>crew completed the move to #4.


>Would you asked Harry or Ed for me if they recall anything about




>Thanks very much,


>Herman Wilkins

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