N&W seasons greeting

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Thu Dec 5 12:03:06 EST 2013

Why in tarnation would the Town Fathers of Abingdon have put that garish piece of junk on their square?

I can understand why they didn't want an N&W wooden caboose (viz. maintenance problems,) but the N&W steel cabin cars from the 1920s numbers 5184xx) were much more typical of equipment that ran through Abingdon and one of them would have certainly made a more pleasing display.

Methinks politicians and "public policy" types must have made the choice on this dog, without the benefit of input of anyone with a fig of historical consciousness !

-- abram burnett
the quintessential curmudgeon

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