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Wreck of the Old 97

On the afternoon of September 27, 1903, Southern Railways fast mail train, known as "Old 97" came down White Oak Mountain and plunge off the curved Stillhouse Trestle, near Danville, Virginia,  A 1953 article in The Times-Dispatch, Gerard Tetkey stated that this wreck "was to become enshrined in the lore of American folk music and balladry."

 

During our chapter's unveiling of the original bell from the Wreck fo the Old 97, our chapter was able to collect a variety of interesting railroad artifacts, including an unpublished photograph and short letter from Southern Railway.

 

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