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Picturing the Past 71: Riding the railroadPosted Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 11:03 AM
Where was this? The landscape looks so familiar. From the looks of a vehicle in the extreme lower left it appears this photo was made in the 1940s or early 1950s. (Photo submitted by Allen Arnold)
The next two photos are also Allen's:
From July 1944, here's an N.C. and St. L. train at the Wartrace depot, looking west with the Walking Horse Hotel (what was it named then?) in the background.
And a close look at what is apparently part of the depot itself, also from July 1944. These buildings are gone now. Were both part of the depot?
The eastern side of Bedford County has a rich railroading history. We'd welcome any old photos of the Bell Buckle or Normandy railroad depots andor storefronts as well.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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