Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ties to the VBR&S

These are the covers of two issues of TIES Magazine, the quarterly journal of the Southern Railway Historical Association.
The second quarter covered the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway which you followers of this blog know is a short line connection and is partially modeled on the VBR&S. The forth quarter featured a couple of articles by a friend, Garland Harper, on Lynchburg's Kemper Street Station, which is of course featured prominently on the VBR&S. I don't know how this happened, but VBR&S management is thrilled with the publicity.
Here then is my depiction of the cover shot. I can't quite get the angle since in my world there's a wall there but my engines are green and the walkway over the tracks is still in place.
I can duplicate pretty well the post card view at the top. My same view from Park Avenue is below.
At the top, a black and white view from the articles, and then my view.
Finally a shot from the platform looking toward Park Avenue tunnel. Maybe next year an article on Amherst or Charlottesville. Keep up the good work SRHA!