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Photo Gallery: 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. 


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