PROPOSED NORFOLK AND WESTERN TURNTABLE

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PROPOSED NORFOLK AND WESTERN TURNTABLE

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  • Submitted by gail moore on Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:06am

    Used to ride there every morning as a child. My Uncle (Aubrey V. Meade) worked for Norfolk-Western for many many years. My brother and I rode with our Aunt as she dropped him off each day. Plenty of good memories playing in the train yard and caboose and field office.

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  • Thu, 11/07/2013 - 9:55am by gary

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Interesting piece of semi-lost information, courtesy of Wyatt Blalock and Jason Cash, who brought it to my attention. At one time, Norfolk and Western evidently planned a turntable for the junction of the Beltline and the Norfolk and Western line near Geer Street and Avondale. It appears from aerials and the drawing that the proposed facility was never built.

1955 aerial

Overlay on ~2010 satellite view.

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Used to ride there every morning as a child. My Uncle (Aubrey V. Meade) worked for Norfolk-Western for many many years. My brother and I rode with our Aunt as she dropped him off each day. Plenty of good memories playing in the train yard and caboose and field office.

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