Bluefield Allen St. Pedestian Overpass removed
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Thu Oct 2 09:09:47 EDT 2008
Another landmark of my youth has disappeared. My grandfather (who was an N&W conductor, S gauge modeller, and closet railfan) used to take me there to watch Y's battling their way into the yard. Needless to say, I didn't stand a chance with trains.
Federal Way, WA
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> Subject: Bluefield Allen St. Pedestian Overpass removed
> Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:32:59 -0400
> From: nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
> Gordon's vintage article about Norton reminded me that I had forgottne
> to report that the long-closed pedestrian overpass at Allen Street in
> Bluefield was removed last week. The signals that were mounted on it
> have been replaced with a new cantilever signal.
> I believe the pedestrian bridge was one of the clearance impediments
> against double stacks and thus became a victim of the Heartland Cooridor
> Joe Shaw
> Christiansburg, VA
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