unusual signals

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Sun Sep 20 12:36:21 EDT 2020


My understanding of the PENNOR yard name is that it was a simple mash-up of Pennsylvania-Norfolk and Western, though I don’t remember where I read that. Perhaps on ColumbusRailroads.com or in Rick Tipton’s book. Railroaders are no more (or less) clever than most of us.

Matt Goodman
Columbus, Ohio, US

On Sep 20, 2020, at 10:12 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:

Colonel Cochranov, Excellency:

I believe that is the Joyce Avenue Yard Office (which was a real monster) in Columbus, in the background. I only worked into and out of Columbus for two months, and my nearly-sixty-old memories may deceive me, but my vote is for 'Lumbus.

If I am correct, that view looks eastwardly and the engine has come in off "the Valley" (the the Portsmouth-Columbus territory.) The back-to-back PL signals may be used as humping signals. Out-of-sight to the left is the "P-Company" (i.e. PRR) yard, which may have been called Penoir (the etymology of which word I never understood)... I just can't remember for sure.

Your Obedient Servant &c,

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