Farmville Line Questions
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Sun Sep 14 20:51:22 EDT 2014
Thanks for the feedback. I noticed that Google has documented the entire
length of High Bridge Trail State Park and you can view it on their website
using the "street view" feature. By doing that, and with the assistance of
old topographical maps, I was able to locate the signal bases at the west
end of the siding at Prospect. However I could not see anything were the
east end was.
Did you see any whistle posts during your bike ride? I'd hate to think how
of the cast iron N&W whistle posts they removed and sent to the scrap yard.
I know of several mileposts that were removed. The N138 used to sit right
next to one of the crossing gates at Moran Road. I've also noted the N165
is gone along with the N161 that stood across from the depot at Prospect.
Some signal bases were left in place but many were removed.
Overall I'm disappointed with the amount of infrastructure they removed
during the abandonment and transformation process. It would have really
added some character to at least have left all of the mileposts in place.
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Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: Farmville Line Questions
> Hello, Jeff.
> I recently cycled the rail trail there.
> They left all the old signal bases and milepost markers alongside the
> trail, so if you wanted to, you could find out where the milepost it
> started and ended. Then figure out how far each signal stand is from the
> Unfortunately, that is all the information I have on this.
> ~Jonah Collins
> On Sep 13, 2014, at 3:39 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
>> I've got a few questions rearding the now abandoned mainline that ran
>> between Burkeville and Pampin via Farmville. There was a passing siding
>> at Prospect. Can anyone provide the name of each interlocking and what
>> their respective milepost designation was? There appears to have been a
>> short passing siding at Farmville and possibly one at Rice as well. I
>> pose the same question about those sidings to the group. Any idea when
>> they were removed from service?
>> Jeff Hawkins
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