Roanoke Area Branch

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Tue Dec 1 20:57:30 EST 2015

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Ken wrote:

That would be the Catawba Branch, originally chartered and built by the
> Catawba Valley Railroad and Mining Co. It comes off the mainline about 350
> feet east of the Salem passenger station.

Thanks for the details on this, Ken. It's always a treat to hear personal
experiences (even second-hand, about your Dad) about operations.

For a look at the branch in aerial photos, see

Bruce in Blacksburg
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