Interesting segment to model
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Fri Sep 27 10:27:07 EDT 2013
On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM,
The route begins to follow the New River (initially Claytor Lake) several
> miles closer to Pulaski (between Draper and Delton) than the location of
> the Hiwassee trestle across the River. This includes 2 high trestles that
> run parallel to the River on a 2%+ grade headed from Delton to Draper (or
> toward Pulaski). Along the line over its history there were zinc, lead,
> and iron ore mines. Additionally there were iron furnaces, chemical, paint
> pigment, lumber, and furniture industries and lots of agriculture. It had
> significant traffic for many years including passenger trains pulled by E's
> and freight trains that at times pulled by Y's. Virtually all of my
> father's ancestors settled in this area during the 1700's.
Another plug -- see what I have collected about the North Carolina Branch
Track charts, maps, and photos galore.
Bruce in Blacksburg
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