Trestle Info Needed

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Tue Jul 7 17:57:47 EDT 2020

Bill, that sounds fantastic!  I'm so glad you are planning this kind of a project.   Whatever you end up producing,  I will promise to purchase at least 2 of them!

There are a number of worthy wooden trestles on the Abingdon branch, but if I had my druthers, I would vote for the "tin" bridge and trestle from the Saltville line as my favorite iconic candidate.


Dr. J. Brent Greer

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Subject: Trestle Info Needed

Howdy Y'all

I have been wanting to create a tall frame trestle kit and have been studying the N&W Standards Book.  There are lots of variables there based upon length, height, and loco loading weight, so I figured focusing on a specific prototype might be best.

Looking at some of the photos of the Abingdon Branch shows some that might work.   I have scanned over the society archives, but could not find what I need.

Anyone know the length and height of some of them, like #7 or #8?

I have a stack of my N&W books that I am taking to the house tonight to start studying photos.  Need to find a few that are clear and shot from the side.

Greatly appreciate your thoughts.

Take care

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