Looking for Abingdon Branch info
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Sun Jan 25 16:19:58 EST 2009
First of all, Cedar Bluff was not on the Abingdon Branch. It's a junction
on the Clinch Valley Line east of Richlands where the Dry Fork line from
Iaeger comes in to the Clinch Valley.
I don't have a plan of either place, but at White Top there was a siding on
each side of the main; the north switches were just south of the summit over
which there was a wooden roadway bridge. These sidings were about 750-1000
feet long (I don't have my timetable in front of me; there is one duplicated
in Louis Newton's "RAILS REMEMBERED" volume 3 which also has photos he took
at various places). At Creek Junction there was a water tank on the hill
side of the main and a switch opening north (Junction to the old Konnarock
Branch) with a spur, about 500 feet long. The "Depot" was an old wooden
boxcar in an advanced state of deterioration. It had been painted MofW gray
at one time.
Damascus was a little more complicated, and I'll defer to others for that
Where are you getting your Ms?
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Subject: Looking for Abingdon Branch info
> My name is Joe Giannovario. I publish "O Scale Trains Magazine" and I
> model the N&W in the period from 1948-1958.
> I am designing a point-to-point O Scale layout based on the Abingdon
> Branch. I plan to build vignettes of Abingdon, Cedar Bluff, Damascus,
> Creek Junction and White Top. The Cedar Bluff and Creek Junction vignettes
> are basically scenic connectors to the other three vignettes.
> Here's my problem: I have a ton of information about Abingdon but can find
> little info about trackage, sidings and buildings at Damascus and White
> Top. I have photos of the depots there and that's about it.
> Is there anyone on this list who might have information that will
> elucidate these areas? You may contact me onlist or off.
> Joe Giannovario
> jag at oscalemag.com
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