Triple-Header steam on trestle

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Mon Jan 6 10:00:35 EST 2020

This is an excursion  from Rooanoke to Blacksburg for the 1957 NRHS 
Convention.  The location is Merrimac on the Blacksburg Branch where it 
crosses over the main line of the Virginian.  Offhand, I remember that the 
lead engine was the 475 and one of the other two was the 405.

Ed King

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Subject: Triple-Header steam on trestle

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
f_scheer at

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