Train order signal - Bedford, Virginia
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Fri Jul 27 21:36:57 EDT 2018
Harry's parenthetical note about the original main line alignment west of
Bedford reminds me that when the NWHS 2004 Convention was in Roanoke, Bev
Fitzpatrick drove the bus that took a group to the D-Day Memorial in
Bedford. Coming down the Rt. 460 bypass west of Bedford, he remarked that
its alignment was partially on the old N&W alignment.
On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 9:16 PM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
> Conductor Clem High lost his life in that wreck. He was the conductor on
> the local.
> Jim Blackstock
> On 7/27/2018 4:09 PM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List wrote:
> Landon Gregory occasionally worked at Bedford as operator. He told me
> he was on hand at the passenger station to sell tickets at train time, then
> circulated to the freight station (on the original main line through
> to do clerical work. Maybe the signal was arranged so that it could be
> manipulated from either station.
> No doubt visibility played a part. On June 11, 1945, Extra 1233 East
> the signal and rear-ended a local east of the overhead bridge in the
> 1 killed, 2 injured. ICC attributed the collision to overspeed. Harry
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