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

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Thu Jun 29 20:31:06 EDT 2017


I hope I have it in the right place.  It showed up in the 1921 and 1929 
O&P Station List.


On 6/29/2017 6:57 PM, NW Mailing List 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 <mailto:VgnRy43 at>
> "Our stories give our lives meaning." Rudyard Kipling, 1928
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