VIRGINIAN RAILWAY Day By Day


2008 VIRGINIAN CALENDAR

 

The only all Virginian Railway calendar on the market, but a limited edition.

The 2008 Virginian Railway Calendar is expected to be ready for shipping around September 1st.  The production run is small so order soon.

This calendar has many features not found on any other calendar. They include: in depth, informative text, in addition to the 22 glorious pictures;  a map on each month pinpointing the picture location; a section updating and expanding previous years' picture information. (Even though exhaustive research is done for this publication, there is more information still to be uncovered. Each year, such floats to the top and this calendar format facilitates revisions and embellishments!) In this calendar, you will have over twenty outstanding pictures of Virginian Railway subjects, showing steam, diesel and electric locomotives, equipment, structures and people doing their jobs over fifty years ago, all from private collections. You can read descriptions from railroad men and stories of people who lived along the Virginian back when.

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  Calendars were shipped starting in early September. There will not be any reprints!   When they are gone, they are gone!

For payment methods, please read on to the end.

- Previous Calendars -

Featured pictures and text in 2007 calendar:

  • Passenger train # 3 arriving in Roanoke, January 1956 in the last month of operation.
  • An engine cab ride on east bound freight with BA 505 from Roanoke.
  • Derailment of EL-3a engine at Kumis, Va.
  • Passenger train #4 over the curved trestle at Covel, WV.
  • Princeton Shops, 2 views (interior and exterior).
  • Early picture of Deepwater # 13, a 4-4-0 with crew
  • Teenager rides caboose with grandfather on a Hill Run out of Elmore, WV.
  • Train number 4 with a 4-4-0 shakes the grates at Victoria station.
  • An east bound coal train passes Shelby, Va. with EL-2b in charge.
  • Victoria station, yard and roundhouse are shown in a circa 1925 picture.
  • Train number 3 leaves Roanoke in high style.
  • Class USA engine 720 is polished, serviced and ready for work at Page, WV.
  • Deepwater RR train crew pose with their caboose at Page.
  • A VGN section gang start their work day at Eggleston, VA.
  • Class AG, engine 902 brings a long coal train into Victoria.

    Featured pictures and text in 2006 calendar:

  • Engine 215 brings train #3 east of Brookneal, VA.
  • Bridge builders on he Winging Gulf Branch at Whitby, WV.
  • A last run of train #3 at Brookneal, VA.
  • A passenger extra pulled by a class TA 4-6-0 at Covel, WV.
  • Walters, Va. well trimmed station, milepost 39.
  • Train #4 pulls away from Brookneal, VA station with flatcar of farm tractors nearby.
  • FM demonstrator engine works with elementary school children watching spell bound.
  • Squareheads (class EL-3a) clatter past the operator's shanty at Merrimac, VA.
  • USB class, 2-8-8-2, engine 722 with train near Deepwater, WV.
  • Phenix, VA trestle is being rebuilt following a terrible wreck in December 1957.
  • Roanoke's JK tower (VGN and N&W crossing) over the decades.

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~ ORDERING ~

  • 2008 - $10 each for single copies, plus $1.65 for mail. Order two or more copies of 2008 for $8 each plus $1.65 each for mail.
  • 2007 and 2006- $5 each when ordered with 2008 calendar, plus $1.65 mail. (Single copies are $10 each.)  
  • Payment may be by personal check or Pay Pal. (Go to Paypal.com and enter my account (VgnRy43@aol.com) for me to receive your payment. Address your check to: Aubrey Wiley, 535 Pine Drive, Lynchburg, Va., 24503-1214