Triple-Header steam on trestle

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Mon Jan 6 09:00:05 EST 2020

No, this is the famed triple header from the 1957 NRHS convention led by 475 crossing the Virginian at Merrimac on its way from Blacksburg back to Christiansburg and eventually Roanoke. Pure excursion photo. Many, many photos of this trip exist as there was a photo run just east of this location.

Ken Miller
> On Jan 6, 2020, at 8:43 AM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:
> I saw this slide for sale on eBay and thought I would share it. It appears that the Virginian is crossing underneath, so I anticipate someone can identify the location. I rarely see three triple-headed steam locomotives except for railfan excursions, but this appears to be in regular service.  No date or other information provided by the seller.
> Happy new year,
> Frank Scheer
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