Shenandoah Junction in 2014

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Steam was gone from the Shenandoah Division in February 1957 and the ACL/RF&P E units came in July 1958. Something does not seem to compute...
Lois J. Ponton
N&W steam historian

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Date:01/06/2014 12:03 PM (GMT-05:00)
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Subject: RE: Shenandoah Junction in 2014

NW group,

Rick is correct about Shenandoah Junction. (Ben, are you coming up to do the
signals for the siding work?), and FYI the train sheets in my possession
that show the Class J 606 working into Shenandoah was dated after they had
been replaced in passenger service by the borrowed ACL & RF&P units. It was
apparently running out serviceable miles in local freight service.

Mason Cooper

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Subject: Shenandoah Junction in 2014

Since NS and CSX stopped interchanging freight at Shenandoah Junction, the
usefulness of the junction has apparently come to an end. Yes, NS tracks
are still there, but in 2013 rails at the CSX switch were removed. The
switch is still there, but not usable unless the sections of rail are put
back. I would not be surprised if CSX removes the switch. On occasion, NS
will park maintenance equipment on their former interchange tracks. For
several years now, all freight is interchanged in Hagerstown.

--Rick Morrison

Ben Blevins wrote:

It has just occurred to me that maybe this is the reason that
Shenandoah Junction is still there. When I've worked there, I
wondered why it was still there. An alternative route in case of an
emergency does make a lot of sense.

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