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 Post subject: Re: Ongoing Preservation of N&W Rural Retreat, VA Depot
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:09 pm 

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Any mention of Rural Retreat, takes me automatically to this audio track... which I listen to every Christmas Eve. I know I am not the only one here that does that, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbzAJoW34DM

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 42 Eng 603 at Rural Retreat, VA with Silent Night
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:15 pm 

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Here's the annual replay of N&W 42 Eng 603 stopping at Rural Retreat VA on 12-27-1957.

Recording and photo are by O. Winston Link.

https://roanokehistory.org/historical-s ... main-page/

42 was The Pelican, New Orleans-Washington via Southern-Bristol-N&W-Lynchburg-Southern, with through Pullmans to New York via PRR. This train was heavy with mail and express and a good match for a J's horsepower. N&W J's worked the train Bristol to Monroe; SR diesels otherwise. Shortly after the recording, SR diesels began working through from Bristol to Monroe and on to Washington.

Merry Christmas

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 Post subject: Re: N&W 42 Eng 603 at Rural Retreat, VA with Silent Night
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:31 pm 

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Thanks for noting the actual recording date of 12-27, not Christmas Eve. That was the writing of Ben Dulaney who was N&W PR guy who wrote the evocative notes for Links recordings. Link recorded on Christmas Eve, but was not satisfied with the recording due to noise.

Ken Miller

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Here's the annual replay of N&W 42 Eng 603 stopping at Rural Retreat VA on 12-27-1957.

Recording and photo are by O. Winston Link.

https://roanokehistory.org/historical-s ... main-page/

42 was The Pelican, New Orleans-Washington via Southern-Bristol-N&W-Lynchburg-Southern, with through Pullmans to New York via PRR. This train was heavy with mail and express and a good match for a J's horsepower. N&W J's worked the train Bristol to Monroe; SR diesels otherwise. Shortly after the recording, SR diesels began working through from Bristol to Monroe and on to Washington.

Merry Christmas

Phil Mulligan


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