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Carl Ardrey
 

Scanning some Washington Division files and came across a file on Sands and Co.  Evidently, early on they had some competition and the Southern Railway split the territory.


Stephen Warner
 

I am glad to see this.  For some time now I have been trying to find something on Sands & Co., with no luck.  I remember them in Knoxville in the mid 60's, and in '68 when I went to Bham as Switchman on the Frisco, I found the Sands at the East End of Terminal Station (small bldg), and bought a good Star Lantern and gloves there.  Apparently later events merged the two companies as Sands was found on the Western Lines as well.  But Sands seems to be lost in history, until now.  Thanks.


George Eichelberger
 

Eeveryone:

To keep more Southern material from being “lost in history”, I’d like to invite everyone, SRHA members or not, to come to one of this year’s archives work sessions. (Of course, we want everyone on the list to be “members!”)

We don’t know when we will be able to schedule sessions but hope it will be possible this summer. The best way to know is to look at the SRHA web home page, www.srha.net, to check the dates. IF anyone is planning a trip to Chattanooga and TVRM and wants to either visit or work in the archives, send an email to archives@.... I cannot say for sure we can have someone there but it’s worth the try.

Ike


On Mar 9, 2021, at 1:24 PM, Stephen Warner <sgwarner88@...> wrote:

I am glad to see this.  For some time now I have been trying to find something on Sands & Co., with no luck.  I remember them in Knoxville in the mid 60's, and in '68 when I went to Bham as Switchman on the Frisco, I found the Sands at the East End of Terminal Station (small bldg), and bought a good Star Lantern and gloves there.  Apparently later events merged the two companies as Sands was found on the Western Lines as well.  But Sands seems to be lost in history, until now.  Thanks.