"Roanoke Jct" as an Official Nomenclature?

NW Mailing List nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Thu Oct 25 12:41:24 EDT 2012

I sincerely hope you took no offence at my explanation of your term Roanoke Jct. I 'm certain everyone following your reports of the changes in that area knew exactly what you were refering to.
I, as I am sure many others, appreciate the time and effort you have spent keeping us all up to date of all the major changes that are being made and will be made in that area within the next six months, or so. I know it takes time and effort to get out there and get those photos. You can't just grab a snapshot while driving over the bridge!! It takes planning and TIME. 
Thanks for what you are doing to record this and share it with the rest of us.

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I simply used the term Roanoke Junction to describe the area between Randolph Street and Commerce Street. Since this covers multiple control points, selecting one or more seemed a bit of a problem.

This was strictly an unofficial designation by me to describe the area covered by the photos of the construction.

Ron Davis

At 01:06 PM 10/22/2012, you wrote:

Abe & all,


>The Roanoke Jct., moniker has just recently been used as a broad term to describe the station area which is about to undergo significant changes. It is more of a railfan term. It is interesting that back when some new signals were put up to replace the old N&W CPLs in the area around "Randolph St." some of the newer employees started calling signals at "Williamson Rd." instead of Randolph St. Of course, Randolph St hasn't been Randolph Street for probably 80 years. Nevertheless, the name stuck as far as railroad terminology. Also interesting, and for me refreshing, when NS started erecting signs at various "named" control points, the sign that went up at that particular place was, you guessed it, "Randolph St."!


>Others are, of course, Commerce St for 2nd St, Park St. for 5th St.




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>Thanks to Jeff Sanders for his response, re "Roanoke Jct."


>The several recent posts to the List which have used "Roanoke Jct" as a moniker for the Randolph St/Passenger Station area just made me wonder if the N&W/NS was using that nomenclature these days, and what changes might have been made in official nomenclatures since my departure 33 years ago.


>-- abram burnett



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