Arthur VA near Elliston

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Fri Jan 3 13:14:43 EST 2014

There is an alternate alignment on the Christiansburg grade at Arthur.
I have walked this grade, and it is a very old grade. My question
is, is this the remains of an old shoofly track, or is it the original
Following is an excerpt from the 5th Annual Report for fiscal year
ending 6/30/1901:

"Tunnel No. 4, west of Shawsville, which was 150 feet long, and
Tunnel No. 12, hear Willis, which was 90 feet long, have been
converted into double-track open cuts."
Harry Bundy

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