Mileposts and distances

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Fri Dec 23 12:58:11 EST 2016

I suspect the N&W did similar things where they straightened out kinks 
or eliminated sections, as in around Lynchburg when the new Beltline was 
opened in the 1913-1914 period and then the line down to Island Yard 
eliminated entirely.

When the belt line was built the Belt Line mileposts were numbered with 
a PH prefix because it was numbered from PHoebe. Just like the 
Petersburg Belt line uses the P prefix for miles posts as it is numbered 
with Poe being the starting point, the Farmville belt had the B prefix 
as it was Numbered with Burkeville as a starting point. Just like the 
Mainline from Norfolk west is N for Norfolk, the Winston-Salem line is R 
from Roanoke, the Valley line is H from Hagerstown.

Nathan Simmons
trainman51 at

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