N&W business car assignments

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Thu Nov 29 10:24:13 EST 2007

Ah yes, Harry. That must have been "'orrible 'enery 'owell" (Henry Howell), as James J. Kilpatrick termed him. Another of his slogans, which was displayed on bumper stickers of the late '60's and early "70's, was "Welcome to Virginia, owned by VEPCO" or something like that. Whether one agreed with his politics or not, he certainly caused the staid Virginia political and business power structure apoplexy at the time. I figured if he ever won the governorship, which he almost did, Senator Byrd would have requested the President to call out the National Guard to put down the "insurrection". 8^)

Sam Putney

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Subject: Re: N&W business car assignments

Not within the time frame Marty Flick requested, but in the
70's, N&W 101 was assigned to the Resident Vice President
at Norfolk, H. E. Carter. If he had to attend a meeting in,
say Roanoke, the 101 would be attached to the rear of an
abbreviated hopper train (100 cars or so). Mr. Carter had
quite an attraction for the 101. It allowed him to critique
conditions of the track (he'd risen to VP through the Main-
tenance of Way Dept.).

It was usually spotted near the passenger station at Lamberts
Point. The 101 became somewhat of a blemish on N&W.
A democrat seeking to be Governor of the Commonwealth
ran on a campaign of "keep the big boys honest' (or something
similar). Unannounced and without permission, he boarded
Mr. Carter's business car to show the public how "the other
half lived". After that, the 101 was transferred to Roanoke and
would be deadheaded to Lamberts Point when needed.
Harry Bundy

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