Where is this?

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Mon Sep 14 12:58:57 EDT 2015


Thanks for the NWHS B&W photo link that dates the photo to 5-4-1958 (very
near the end of Class J regular passenger service). It appears that the
color version was taken a fraction of a second after the B&W version. Photo
was taken from the old US 460 highway bridge crossing over the New River. It
would appear that the photo was taken around 10:00 am Sunday morning based
on the date and angle of the shadows. So he's running a little late this
morning. From the exhaust it would appear that there's no flag stop at
Ripplemead for Train 15 today. The color version shows that  the redbuds and
cherries are in bloom. Spring is here.

Here's the app/program that allows you to figure the time based on sun
angles. Ripplemead is shown but you can search anywhere.


John Garner
Newport, VA

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Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:11:40 -0400
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Indeed Ripplemead, westbound Cavalier.

Ken Miller

On Sep 14, 2015, at 8:34 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:

> Can anyone ID this location?  Engine exhaust is obscuring the station
name.  Grade crossing right beside station.
> Thanks,
> Jim Cochran
> Moderator:
>  http://nwhs.org/mailinglist/2015/20150914.Ripplemead.jpg
>    Location is Ripplemead, VA. Similar B/W version in archives as:
>      http://nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=11282


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