Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I found this historic late 1970's era photo from the former Norfolk & Western Railroad at My Link page Fallen Flags.Org, located to the right of Your computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org
Railfan photographer Steve Unger, took this photo at Roanoke Virginia in April of 1978. Coal traffic, had always been a priority shipment on the Norfolk & Western Railroad going way back to the steam era.
The N & W coal hopper seen here, is wearing the 1960's era Norfolk & Western markings, wich featured a circular logo with N & W inside. This logo, was refered to by railfans, as the Norfolk & Western's "Hamburger" logo. This corporate logo was in use from 1964, until it was replaced by a simple large NW logo in 1971.
The Norfolk & Western was one of My favorite Chicago railroads during the 1960's and 70's, as I had relatives that lived near the N & W's former Wabash Railroad mainline and Landers Yard, in Chicago's Ashburn neighborhood.