Military bases served

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Until the 1959 merger with the VGN, I suspect N&W did not directly
serve Norfolk-NOB.  But there was one occasion when N&W, and
others stepped up to serve the Navy Base.  Home port for 33 ships
had been moved from Norfolk to the West Coast.  On January 14, 1955,
N&W operated a second section of No. 3 to transfer the wives and
children of the Navy men to Long Beach and San Diego.  The train
consisted of 17 cars (an N&W baggage car, N&W 539, 2 diners,
11 Pullmans, and two other cars) hauled by engine 612. Harry Bundy

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