N&W seasons greeting

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Thu Dec 5 20:56:31 EST 2013

As a tourist attraction it has been quite successful in that very few
families that have their picture taken in front of it have a member who is
NW knowledgeable. Be gracious, it is in a highly visible spot and speaks to
the railroad's importance to this region.

Mike Pierry, Jr.

On Thursday, December 5, 2013, NW Mailing List wrote:

> 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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