Decreased traffic??

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at
Tue Nov 28 15:40:02 EST 2006

You have 4 CSX reroutes, NS Numbers 100/101 and 104/105

101 is Hagerstown south to Riverton and across the old Sou B-Line. 100
is 101's northbound counterpart.
105 goes down the valley to Glasgow and then uses CSX Connection to get
to CSX rails. 104 is the northbound counterpart.

Nathan Simmons
trainman51 at

NW Mailing List wrote:

> It is my understanding that the bridge out of service is the CSX

> crossing of the Anacostia River in NE Washington DC. That is the

> former B&O freight line which accessed Potomac Yard and which

> bypasses the Union Station tunnels. Amtrak trains, and perhaps some

> freight which can meet clearance limitations can still use the

> line. I think the freight runs are limited to night hours. I

> checked the Trainsmag website to verify this.


> While traffic has decresed on the former RF&P, we are seeing more

> traffic on the Valley line via Hagerstown. I passed a CSX powered

> freight heading south while I was on my way to work this

> morning. I'm not sure which route these detouring trains use south,

> or east, of Front Royal.


> Rick Morrison


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