Suggestions Visiting WV/VA/MD
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If you are going through Richmond you may want to see the triple railroad
crossing in downtown. Unfortunately the N & W was not one of the railroads
that used this crossing. The grade level track is somewhat obscured by a
concrete flood wall but the two trestles that cross above are not obscured.
To my knowledge this is the only place in the world where three rail lines
cross at one point. The site is near the intersection of Main and 17th
Streets. Beautiful Main Street Station is there also.
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Subject: Re: Suggestions Visiting WV/VA/MD
> We only have a very limited number of days to sightsee and I'd like to
> focus on the natural environment where N&W was running. In addition, we
> would also like to visit Cass Scenic Railroad. We'll be traveling via
> Frederick, MD, on our way to Richmond (or also on the way back) and
> we'll detour, of course, both coming and going.
> On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 13:01:44 -0400, NW Mailing List wrote:
>>Just off the top of my head, although not exclusively N&W, since you're
>>covering three states:
>>Hagerstown MD; interesting yard area and a museum. And the whole
>>Valley from Roanoke to Hagerstown
>>Princeton WV; yard, reproduction VGN depot.
>>Roanoke: NWHS archives if open, and as noted VMT and OWL.
>>VGN from Mullens up to Deepwater/VACO or (my personal favorite)up the
>>Winding Gulf (N&W after 1959 of course), and from Mullens west to Gilbert
>>(the only place served by all three Pochahontas roads IIRC)
>>COHS archives and Heritage Center in Clifton Forge, VA (okay; it's not
>>but it's still interesting, I think).
>>Beckley, including the Exhibition Coal Mine.
>>And, depending how far you're going in MD, there's Cumberland and the WM
>>Scenic, and the B&O museum in Baltimore (again, not N&W but still worth
>>seeing, I think).
>>And for mines, grab some of the reference material on Southern WV and a
>>map. Depending on your endurance, there's a lot to try to jam in two
>>weeks. Have fun. Take a picture or two.
>>On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 8:04 AM, NW Mailing List
>><nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>wrote:
>>> Pocahontas Division from Bluefield to Willamson WV. Also the Virginia
>>> museum of transportation and o Winston link museum in Roanoke
>>> On Jul 16, 2010, at 22:30, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>
>>> > I am looking for suggestions for significant sites (to someone
>>> > interested in N&W) to visit in WV/VA/MD in two weeks. Examples could
>>> > be
>>> > towns, coal mines, other points-of-interests etc. where N&W operated -
>>> > I am open to all suggestions.
>>> > TIA.
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