Charles Town sights

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Sat Mar 5 00:10:53 EST 2005

March 5, 2005

Hello, all:

Peter Furnee mentioned where the CSXT-NS diamond is
located in Charles Town.  If you are poking around in
that area, try following route 51 southwest from
Charles Town.  When crossing the NS track, the 1914
N&W station will be on your left.  Just beyond the
crossing on your left is the relocated B&O station
that has been nicely restored.

I don't know if this link will work, but here is a
MapQuest map of that vicinity:

Before reaching the NS crossing, Summit Point Road
branches off of route 51; actually, if you went
straight at that intersection heading south, you'd
leave route 51 and be heading southwest on Summit
Point Road.  This road crosses the NS about 1/4 mile
past the intersection with the N&W station on the

A fellow rents the grain elevator and station building
for transloading firebrick from rail cars to trucks. 
The destination kilns are located in Maryland.  If
anyone gets a good mailing address for this person who
is said to live near Shenandoah Junction, I'd
appreciate it off-list.  There are some questions I'd
like to ask him about the interior.


Dr. Frank R. Scheer, Curator
Railway Mail Service Library, Inc.
f_scheer at
(202) 268-2121 - weekday office
(540) 837-9090 - weekend afternoons 
in the former N&W station on VA rte 723 
117 East Main Street 
Boyce  VA  22620-9639
Visit at

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