Thursday, March 31, 2011

Logging and Shortline Railroads in the Mountain State

On April 5, 2011, Lloyd D. Lewis will present "Logging and Shortline Railroads in the Mountain State" at the monthly Tuesday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. 

Lloyd Lewis comes by his love of railroading naturally. His father worked in the industry for 43 years, and Lewis himself worked for 17 years for the Chessie System Railroads and its successor CSX Transportation and was spokesman for the company from 1979 to 1991. Among other jobs, he also worked for the Huntington Herald Dispatch and taught school in West Virginia. Lewis is the author of several books on railroads, including The Virginian Era (1992) and Virginian Railway Locomotives (1993), and he is the editor of Norfolk and Western and Virginia Railways in Color, by H. Reid (1994). He currently is working on another railroad-themed book.

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