Friday, June 25, 2010
VIRGINIAN Steam Locomotive Firebricks
Arranged in a row in our fern garden, near the collection of other railroad relics, are four large boiler fire bricks discarded by the Virginian Railway shop force in Victoria, Virginia in 1959. The writing cast into it reads, "American Arch Security Company." Future research may provide more information. They are the gifts of Greg Elam and Edwin Massie, both of Victoria, who told me they were intended for the railroad's 500 (BA class) or 900 ( AG class) locomotives, when needed.