N&W sightseeing along the Shenandoah Division

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Thu Mar 9 22:12:15 EST 2006

Hello Ben,

-- Mason's Quick and Easy List of stuff to see...

For the N&W fan coming from Roanoke, take I-64 off I-81 to Waynesboro and
follow US Rt 340 north. Plan some extra time in your schedule.. : ) -
Scanner frequency used is 160.440
- At Waynesboro the shifter still works with an N&W caboose.
- U.S. 340 roughly parallels the old Shenandoah Division northward and any
train movements can
be easily spotted (or heard on the scanner).
- An N&W Ore branch existed at Crimora. If you can study in advance on old
maps you can still see traces running eastward to ore bank in Blue Ridge
- Restored N&W section house at Island Ford on the Coors Property - can
photo from public area
- Shenandoah VA - Division point (crew change and CW interchange) old main
street front yard is being restored - N&W CF caboose and other N&W material
at town welcome center,
Mof W equipment in N&W paint maintained by yard forces in lieu of trip to
ROK for NS "safety orange"
- Stanley VA - more N&W MofW cars
- Luray - restored N&W station
- Route 340 between Luray and Front Royal has N&W track with several
spectacular trestles
- Front Royal - shifter has N&W caboose - usually back at station by
(NS/ex-SR traffic via Manassas joins Hagerstwon District at Riverton Jct)
- White Post - station
- Boyce - ... you already know about that...
- Charlestown WV - 2 stations (N&W + restored SVRR/N&W) on west side of town
- Shepherdstown WV - restored station
- Antietam MD - station soon to house Hagerstown Model RR Club
- St. James MD - station now private residience located approx. 1 block from
RR on east
- Hagerstown MD - Vardo Yard - Maryland Aveenue on east side offers some
along with Downsville Pike bridge on south side and Virginia Avenue on the
north end.

Travel Safely,
Mason Cooper

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