Montvale Turn

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Tue Sep 12 22:34:43 EDT 2006

Jimmy, thanks for correcting my oversight.

>From my source, in December 1957 the Phoebe Turn left Roanoke at 5PM and

went to Kinney and then Phoebe to follow the old main to Island. It was not
listed in the operating timetables, but was listed in the "Freight Time
Tables" of the Freight Traffic Department as the "Phoebe Turn" without a
train number. It came back to Roanoke as Time Freight 87 from Island along
the old main line to Forest.


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> "This was probably Time Freight 85 [I

> believe this is correct] east out of Roanoke to Lynchburg and return as a

> double header. I am told that No. 85 was one the heaviest trains east out

> of

> Roanoke "


> Bud,

> #85 would have been a westbound time frieght, not a "Phoebe Turn".

> Jimmy Lisle

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