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On the site of the old Columbian Paper Company in Bristol.  These were supports for a Norfolk & Western railroad loading ramp at the plant.  This ramp was made for very heavy loads. The first arch (at the other end) has a 1931 date formed in the concrete.  Oh, wait, here’s a shot of it now (taken with my VERY CRAPPY cell phone camera…I always have a good camera with me, well, except for this day):


Piedmont Racing


From 1982 to 1988 Piedmont Airlines, apparently feeling flush in good times and with an infusion of cash from Norfolk & Western Railroad, ventured into NASCAR.  They were the first airline to do so.  They sponsored Richard Childress’ team from Ricky Rudd to Sterling Marlin.  This iron-on patch is 3.75″ wide and 2.5″ deep.  Incidentally, Piedmont was the 10th largest airline in the U.S. at the time.  I think United owns the name now.