Blue Ridge Railroad Association to meet Jan. 24 at Landrum Depot

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2017



Last train robber topic for guest speaker

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The next meeting of The Blue Ridge Railroad Association will take place at the Landrum Depot on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.

Did you know America’s last train robber died in 2012 in Spartanburg? That’s the topic of Wilson Casey, the next speaker, referring to his book, “Bedlam on the West Virginia Rails.”


Casey wrote a daily trivia column in the Herald-Journal that’s now carried in over 500 papers nationwide. He holds a couple trivia-related Guinness World Records and is the most-read writer from the Carolinas with over a yard of traditionally published works. With more than 1,000 speaking appearances around the country, Casey lives in Spartanburg and is an avid tennis player.


There will be no membership requirements or dues assessments. A small donation is appreciated.


To share information, questions and comments, visit The purpose of the association is to promote further knowledge of the rail transportation industry, both from a historical perspective as well as from latest developments pertinent to the local region.


Article submitted by Billy Inman