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Old 07-19-2018, 01:32 PM   #3
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I grew up within a few thousand feet and now live a few hundred feet away from the Winston-Salem District, aka Punkin Vine. My grandfather's brother was a N&W-NS employee from 1952-1995 with the last 35 or so being an engineer. When he would come through town he would always add a certain pattern to the toot of the horn and I would know that it was him. I sure miss that. But that got me into really watching trains and keeping up with their movements.

My son-in-law currently works for NS at the Linwood yard and I work at Belews Creek Steam Station, which I would say is one of the larger, if not the largest, power plant coal customers for NS. The plant consumes close to 20,000 tons per day and all that coal comes by my house.

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