Roanoke Junction

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Mon Apr 14 17:21:45 EDT 2014

There has also been some westward traffic (empty hopper trains) on the former Virginian west of Roanoke in the past week or two. I don't know if this is related to the Roanoke track work.

Ray Smoot

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NS has been using a combination of tactics during the downtown rebuilding, including
- running westbound trains through the ex-VGN South Yard,
- running more trains at night
- holding out trains (as per Harry's note) in advance of the work crews clearing up for the evening.A
- forcing the work crews to clear a track during the day to run certain high-priority (intermodal) trains.

Joe Shaw
Christiansburg, VA
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