VGN #800 - Photos of Wreck
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Sun Apr 7 14:47:32 EDT 2019
I picked the 10 best that would fit into a single post using Gmail. The
other five are only slight variants which don’t offer any additional
insight. I can post them later but it may be several days before they can
get back to them.
On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 12:21 PM NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> 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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