VGN #800 - Photos of Wreck

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Sun Apr 7 12:21:08 EDT 2019


Thanks for sharing the photos.?? I have seen some of these but had no 
idea there were more.?? I note from the original posting are numbered 1 
through 15.?? Any chance the other 5 survived.

I heard the story of the 800 many times from Yardmaster Carl Bowman and 
others while working at South Yard.?? Carl was working and heard the 
explosion all the way to the yard office in Roanoke.

Jim Blackstock

On 4/7/2019 9:09 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> This week's discussion of the boiler explosion of Virginian locomotive 
> #800 at Stewartsville reminded me that I once scanned some negatives 
> of this disaster from an unnamed archive. These images don't yet 
> belong in the public domain. You'll see they are heat-damaged, but 
> even in this condition they deserve to be shared for "research and 
> education purposes."
> Stephen Warren, Roanoke

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