Winston-Salem Passenger Trains at Roanoke

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Tue Apr 7 20:01:14 EDT 2020

 There was enough room for the relatively short Winston Salem trains west of the turnout. See photo on the bottom of page 36 of my "Norfolk and Western in Color Vol.1
Jim Nichols
    On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 04:38:30 PM CDT, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:  
    Since the distance between the western end of the platform for track 4 at Roanoke and the turnout to Winston Salem was 540 feet, how did the passenger trains to/from the WS District operate?  Was there enough room west of the turnout for the entire train including engine to arrive/depart there?  Or did each train have to back into/out of the station and use the east leg of the wye to reach the WS line?  Anybody remember?   Glenn Fisher 
   Cornwall PA 
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