N&W in 1910--Engineer acciden

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Sat May 29 19:25:55 EDT 2010

1906-hire Norfolk Division Engineman Bill Jennings told me of a similar accident on the Norfolk Division. Bill gave the name "Dee" (or perhaps it was just "D." ???) Stott for the unfortunate individual. Bill said Stott was apparently leaning out the window to see if any of the driver brasses were running hot, and his head was hit by a high-level switch stand. No mention of the location, unfortunately.

Bill claimed to have fired the first Class M to be used on the Lynchburg & Durham. He said that the timbers in the Durmid Tunnel cleaned the whistle off the engine ! Unfortunately, I have no memory of the engine number he gave for this incident (... and Bill always gave engine numbers with every one of his great stories.)

-- Abram Burnett

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