Friday, March 22, 2013

NS "Autumn Leaf Special" on October,1988...

(Train sighting on 10-8-88.)

Sponsored by the Winchester (VA) Chapter NRHS and in cooperation with NS, the "Autumn Leaf Special" was run back on October 8 and 9, 1988. It departed from Hagerstown, MD and traveled Luray, VA to "...traverse 90 miles (one way) of scenic countryside and spectacular fall colors via a now freight only line." according to the flyer. One of the cars in this consist was the NS Exhibit Car. Upon its arrival in Luray, passengers had a three hour layover there where they could visit the Page County Heritage Festival. The excursion is seen here departing Luray behind two SD40-2s, NS 3244 and NS 6157.