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1957 NRHS Convention - Excursion to Matoaka
Photos by Bill Volkmer
|The 1957 NRHS
National Convention was held in Roanoke,
Virginia. One of the many
excursion trips that took place was a
circuit from Roanoke to Matoaka, West
Virginia along the N&W's Bluestone
Branch. At Matoaoka the train
would be interchanged with the Virginian
Railway for the return trip to Roanoke.
The photos below illustrate the
activities that took place in Matoaka on
Sunday, September 1, 1957.
Appreciation is extended to Mr. Bill
Volkmer for his generosity in allowing
me to share these spectacular images.
Click on a thumbnail to
see a larger image with caption.