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Great thanks to all whose work made this possible - and my guess is that
Aubrey is among the foremost of the workers. What are the Saturday hours
for this? Hilary Smith

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I am pleased to say that the long sought after "VIRGINIAN DAY" at the
Virginian Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia will actually happen
and the date is Saturday, September 24. While some details are still not
firm the event will focus on displays of Virginian artifacts and
collectibles with knowledgeable hosts to describe the history and operation
of each VGN piece in the yard. These include: the combination operator's
shanty from Ellett, Virginia now painted in correct colors, open, furnished
and manned to depict it in operation in the 1950's; Virginian's steam
locomotive number 4, the sole remaining Virginian steam locomotive; Class
EL-C, General Electric rectifier, number 135, a member of the last type of
new locomotives Virginian acquired in 1956 and 1957; Virginian caboose 321,
class C-10, built in 1949 by St. Louis Car Company; the Virginian Room
featuring displays of VGN collectibles from personal collections; the
Virginian Gallery with items from the museum's collection; and a privately
owned, recently restored, VGN Sheffield motor car, built in 1921, equipped
and manned as though in service in the mid 1950's in a "living history"
style presentation.

Former Virginian men will be the guests of honor that day and, along with
VGN historians, will be available to describe features of the equipment and
to relate stories of their work days.

Aubrey Wiley

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