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.

Allen Evans
Federal Way, WA

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> Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 23:32:59 -0400

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> 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

> improvements.


> Joe Shaw

> Christiansburg, VA


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