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Members visited the historic Potlatch, Idaho depot, once the headquarters of the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway, now renovated to serve the Potlatch community with retail space in the former agent’s office and a “small business incubator” in the upstairs. The blue car displayed outside the building is Bennett Lumber Products Company (BENX) Thrall-Door boxcar #182, owned by the WI&MRyHPG (last of a fleet Bennett operated in the 1970s and 80s). For more about the 2016 meeing, see Quarterly Newsletter and Previous Meetings, Photo by Tom Burg

Mary E. Lyons Receives R&LHS Fellowship

To encourage the study of railroad history, R&LHS has awarded its 2016 William-D. Middleton/John H. White, Jr., research fellowship to Mary E. Lyons, a freelance writer and lecturer from Charlottesville, Virginia. Her project is transcribing and annotating Claudius Crozet's correspondence about the Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad, with the aim of publication.

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