The blog learned first hand that trains still run on the old Norfolk and Western tracks right through downtown Winston-Salem. Norfolk and Western Railway was the last major railroad in the U.S. to change from steam to diesel. This didn't happen until 1960! Norfolk and Western merged with Southern ("Serves the South") in 1982 to form Norfolk Southern Corporation. You can see the emblem of the Norfolk Southern Railway ("The Thoroughbred") on the front of the locomotive. An 1895 map of the Southern Railroad shows a line to Winston-Salem.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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