99 Aerial

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Fri Mar 27 23:12:17 EDT 2020

     I have seen maps of Roanoke Terminal where sidings, spurs or 
industries were given a certain number. Being that the red "99" is 
beside a spur, this could be your answer.

Jimmy Lisle

On 3/27/2020 12:56 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Here is a Google view of what the crews and the taxi drivers call 99. 
> Trains sometimes pull east to clear State Street and do the crew swap 
> there.
> I appreciate Ed's clarification as to the 1956 photo's identity.  
> Also, my reference to 99 being east of Wyndale was a shortening of MP 399.
> The possibility that the 99 refers to the number of cars that can be 
> stored sounds plausible.
> Mike Pierry, Jr.
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