429 in West Jefferson

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Where there two spur lines into West Jefferson from the main line (the yellow line and the white line )?  It looks like from the USGS top map there was only one spur line into WJ.


What is the document number of the drawing from the Archives that you used for the overlay ?



Paul Mandelkern

Winter Park, FL


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Based on the slight differences of Google Maps, I overlaid part of an archives drawing over a today image of West Jefferson.


The yellow and white lines are based on parts of the drawing that I eliminated for clarity.


This is not unlike aerial photo analysis during World War II.


Ken Miller

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If you go to Google Earth you can still see the house behind the loco in the wye. Good point of reference. Anyone know if this was originally a railroad stucture? Looks like maybe residence now. 

 Chris Wrenn 

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As I understand the track layout in WJ, the locomotive appears to be backing into the wye to turn and then return north on the branch. you are correct the regarding the location of the station in relation to the photographer and the trackside railcar shed and the section house near the trackside tank.

 R.D. Williams
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Subject: 429 in West Jefferson
Someone was recently asking about track layout in WJ.  I found this image on ebay earlier this year showing a motorcar shed, the tank and background buildings that might help.  Notice baggage/RPO car at far right.  I think the station is behind the photographer over his left shoulder.
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