Car hoist/crane in Roanoke before the unification of gauge

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Sat Jan 19 21:14:05 EST 2019

Hi Peter,
I was one of the folks you talked with, as was Ron Davis (he wrote at least
one article which described the car hoist, and I believe it has an
illustration). You then came into Roanoke and met with Ken Miller.

You have a real gold mine in those images, we'd like to get scans of them
for future articles in the Arrow journal of the NWHS!

Stephen Warren
Roanoke, VA

On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 5:02 PM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at>

> My gray matter is getting dustier all the time. At the 2018 Convention I
> had the chance to visit with several members. I even took notes. I have no
> idea what I've done with the notes which means I don't have the names of
> folks who were kind enough to provide information useful to me. One of our
> members has written a couple of articles about the car hoist/crane that was
> used to lift cars off their wheels of one gauge and put them down on wheels
> of another gauge so the cars could go through Roanoke where the two
> different gauges met. I've been running through back issues of the Arrow on
> the website but not having much luck. Would the author please re-edify me
> as to what issues had that information. This old dog can't remember the old
> tricks much less learn new ones. Thank you for your kindness.
> Peter Getz
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