Roanoke Branch line

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Ken Tanner-

The photo was made on the Roanoke Belt Line. This
had been the main line of the Roanoke & Southern.

On the north end, the Belt Line crossed the VGN
main line west of Norwich and entered Shaffers
Crossing near the Roadway Material Yard. The
south end crossed Brandon near Franklin Road
and tied into the present alignment north of Wonju

Mile posts on the Belt Line still reflect R&S mileage,
e.g. MP R-5 is just west of the Memorial Avenue
overhead bridge. N&W later built a connection from
the passenger station to Belt Line Jct. (MP R-7.2),
but to avoid duplicating the R&S mile posts, the
track chart shows a theoretical Mile Post 1 and 2.
Harry Bundy

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