Save the Dates: Sept. 16, 18 and 23.

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Thu Jun 29 19:22:59 EDT 2017

Your flyer has the correct date.


On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 7:21 PM David Phelps <drperiepa at> wrote:

> Aubrey:
> Do you mean Sep. 16 and 23? Sep. 18 is not a Saturday.
> Regards,
> Dave Phelps
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jun 29, 2017, at 6:57 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at>
> wrote:
> For over 60 years I have been making pictures of rail activities in
> central Virginia with a concentration on N&W's old mainline through
> Lynchburg in the earliest few years.  As a child, I rode my Schwinn bike to
> many places when I was out of school and got to know the railroad men who
> worked on N&W, C&O and Southern railroads. But as I look back, I am so glad
> I spent as much time as I did on the old mainline, Island Yard, Lynchburg
> Tunnel and so on. Sometimes the Island Yard crew let me operate the RS-3 to
> Leptic, once we cleared the actual yard.  Are you wondering where Lepric
> was?
> On Thursday, September 14, 2017, I will present a Power Point program for
> Lynchburg Parks & Recreation Department at their Grove Street theater in
> Lynchburg, Va. I am called my program, "The First Life of the James River
> Heritage Trails."  That first life was as N&W's mainline! Actually, it was
> the Virginia & Tennessee and Southside railroads, with the V&T starting
> operation in 1852! In the program I will show archival and contemporary
> pictures, some from the 1800's, and describe the many businesses,
> industries and rail facilities that once thrived along and shipped on N&W.
> On the following two Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 23, I will lead bike
> rides/tours of the trail. We will do the east end into Amherst County the
> first day and the west end on the second day. Including two branches (one
> being the L&D), the trails total nearly ten miles, all paved.  The program
> and tours are free.
> Attached is a jpg of the flyer and feel free to contact me directly.
> Aubrey Wiley
> VgnRy43 at
> "Our stories give our lives meaning." Rudyard Kipling, 1928
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Regards, Dave
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