Lambert's Point Turntable

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Wed Jul 21 12:09:34 EDT 2004

Ron - I phoned NS PR this AM and requested permission to measure the extant
turntable at Lambert's Point tomorrow PM. Am expecting an answer shortly. I
am assuming you still would like me to get these measurements if possible? -
Albert Burckard 757-357-6685

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Subject: Re: Lambert's Point Turntable

> Thanks to all for their help.  I want to model the last version of that
> turntable, which was of the THRU-TRUSS type.  Yesterday, I did what one
> of you suggested and tried to scale the photos I have.  The problem is
> that all of my photos are angled in such a way that it is difficult to
> determine dimensions.   I estimated that the main truss has a height at
> the center of 8 feet (4 feet above and 4 feet below the rail bottom.)
> If I could get that dimension and how far the truss goes down into the
> pit on each end, it would make for a better construction drawing.  I
> assume that the last turntable (1913) mentioned by Gordon Hamilton as
> being 100' long is what I want for length.
> Is that turntable still in existence, wow, I am amazed!   I was
> stationed from 1956 to 1959 at the Mine Warfare School, when it was at
> Yorktown.  I spent many, many enjoyable weekends with my Nikon S1 and
> Bolex following the N&W.
> Ron Peisker
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