Locked Re: &N "Hummingbird"

C J Wyatt

I believe SSW was a Southern official taking his office car over a foreign road, so that would have been quite a laugh.

Looking at a Official Guide from that era, I see an S. S. Wilbanks, Vice President - Assistant to the President.

Jack Wyatt

On Friday, March 31, 2023 at 12:55:24 PM EDT, Robert Hanson via groups.io <rhanson669@...> wrote:

Regarding "SSW" notation:

"Nothing about SSW being stranded with nothing to survive in but an office car.  Did they offer him a bus ticket?"

Apparently an official with those initials was riding in an office car attached to the annulled train.  The remark seems to have been made in jest.

My take on the notation.

Bob Hanson

Loganville, GA

-----Original Message-----From: George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...>To: PassengerCarList@groups.io; main@southernrailway.groups.io <main@SouthernRailway.groups.io>Sent: Fri, Mar 31, 2023 12:18 pmSubject: [SouthernRailway] &N "Hummingbird"
I have mentioned the extent of the Southern Railway Presidents’ files in the SRHA/L&NHS/TVRM archives (to become the “Center for Southeastern Railroad Research) multiple times. (Do similar files exist elsewhere?)

A point I have not made is how common it is to find extensive margin notes on documents. The concept was used, and promoted, by Southern President D.W. Brosnan as a method to save time and money. (There are examples where “DWB” started a note in one corner and completely surrounded the text with his comment.) Margin notes can be more interesting than formal memos and letters because they are typically short, sweet and to the point. Does anyone know what the “SSW” comment is about?

I’ve attached an example.


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