This post card, never mailed, shows the tender with the livery of 1968 with Clinchfield in gold letters.
On the back: THE CLINCHFIELD SPECIAL – The most famous little steam engine of railroad history, built Aug. 1882, is puffing again through the Appalachian Mountains. It sounds nostalgic episodes of history with its whistle echoing through the mountains. Old No. 1 pulled first food, medicine and rescue workers to Johnstown, Penn. flood area May 1889, and the first refugees out.
Train Concessions Operated by
Y’s MEN’S CLUB OF ERWIN, TENN.
Color Photography by
Earle M. Walker
640 Holston Place
Vertical Division line: Pub. by Earle M. Walker Photographer, 640 Holston Place, Erwin, Tenn. 37650
Published by Dexter Press, Inc. West Nyack, New York
Note: in the PLACE STAMP HERE box, there is a small “69” in the lower right. This may be the date the card was printed.
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