N&W sightseeing along the Shenandoah Division

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Sun Mar 12 19:05:49 EST 2006

Probably no one knows the N&W in general and the Shenandoah in particular
better than Mason Cooper and Jim Brewer. But I found one of the prettiest
spots (in my opinion) along that line between Buchanan and Balcony Falls
(Glasgow) along the James River. As many of you may already know, the old C&O
follows the James River all the way from Newport News to Clifton Forge. The N&W
(going north from Roanoke) also uses the James River, on the south side, from
Buchanan to Balcony Falls, where it then crosses the river and the C&O tracks
to head north up the valley. There used to be significant interchange @
Glasgow, but not much now. You'll need a good atlas, like the DeLorme one, to
follow the country roads, but I found it well worth the effort. Natural Bridge
is very near Glasgow, and the scenery is spectacular. During summer, it's
hard to follow both the N&W and the C&O together because of the foliage...have
to choose one side of the river or the other...but the natural beauty is
remarkable. I also caught 2 or 3 trains there in an hour or so one Saturday
afternoon. My 2c worth.

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