N&W served Virginia military bases circa 1940s
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There were two bases in the Norfolk area, but beyond the limits of
1. Little Creek Amphibious Base (shown as Shelton, VA on the Norfolk
2- Oceana NAS (also on Norfolk Southern's Beach Div.)
Although NS got a "long haul" (a % of the revenue), N&W, ACL, SAL,
and others regularly handed off MAIN * (troop trains) at Norfolk for
NS delivery. Even into the mid-60s, Navy reservists traveled in heavy
weight Pullmans to serve their two weeks of active duty at Little Creek.
Can't say it qualifies as a military base, but don't forget the AEC's
Teays Valley plant built after WWII near Waverly, OH.
* MAIN - Military Authorization Identification Number
Port of Norfolk – the port in general was served by N&W with connections through other roads. Lamberts Point and some piers, warehouses, land and slips owned by N&W had direct connections. Some of the railway's facilities having direct connections were leased to the armed services and US Maritime Commission.
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