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I joined the Society about 3 years ago. Every issue of Lines South is great as is everything else about our Society. On thing (or 2 actually but very related) that I have been waiting for (maybe I missed it before goining the Society) is an article on the W&W Sub and the old WC&A line. I would love as much info, articles, pictures, etc that is available on these two previously very important lines of the old "coast line." I would be interested in info from back in the 1800's but would be VERY interested in info, etc from around the 1920's until the end of the very important lines. Also, of interest would be the Clinton (NC) branch and the Myrtle Beach branch.

Thanks, Raymond Smith

-- Raymond Smith (aclrr7@hotmail.com), October 09, 2001


Let me loudly second Buddy's suggestion to submit articles on your favorite subjects - some of our best material has come from "previously unknown" authors who did a little research and came up with some great material. In the meantime, you secondary-line fans should like the next issue of Lines South (4th quarter 2001), which will have an article on the former Seaboard lines in southwest Georgia. That issue should be ready to mail in about a month.

-- Larry Goolsby (LGoolsby@aphsa.org), October 09, 2001.

Amen! I wholeheartedly agree that we need to have more articles on the secondary lines and branches - some of the more interesting operations occured away from the mainlines. I can't recall any of the lines you mentioned having ever been covered in previous issues and am not aware of anyone working on them at present.

The best (read quickest) way to see a favorite subject covered in Lines South is if you write the article yourself. Not having a staff of writers to assign topics, the magazine relies on articles submitted by the membership (Bros. Goolsby and Oates would greatly appreciate any and all submittals). Give it some thought - it requires a modest investment of time and money, but it in the end it is a fun and rewarding experience.

-- Buddy Hill (palmettoLTD@hotmail.com), October 09, 2001.

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