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

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Fri Jun 30 08:05:45 EDT 2017

Thanks Dave, the rides are on Saturdays.


On Friday, June 30, 2017 NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:


Do you mean Sep. 16 and 23? Sep. 18 is not a Saturday.


Dave Phelps 

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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

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