The last scream of the Creeper

Memories of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad

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Model Trains

There are now model train museums in Marion, VA on Main St. and in Kingsport, TN also downtown.

Scott W. Trent Jr. 67 days ago

Konnarock Luthern School firefighters

The boys from KLS was recruited at $.50 per hour to fight fires started by the coal cinders from the Creeper train on Whitetop mountain. A pump car was keep at creek Junction for us to travel up the mountain to the fires. I was one of those student boys 1955 to 57.

James Rosenbaum 91 days ago

Green Cove Whistle

The whistle at Green Cove that you stated replicated the whistle, was the same whistle. The man who brought the FhostnTrain Whistle Machine was my dad Lee Alley. The engineer of the Virginia Creeper, F T Nickels gave the whistle to
My Dad. My Dad passed away in March of 2012 and we donated the whistle to the Roanoke Transportation Museum.

Melinda Bowlin more than 4 years ago