Arthur Tunnel and Old V&T Line

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There are three great, steam era photos of the area being discussed
regarding the Arthur Tunnel and the old V&T line near MP. 282.

Page 74 (top and bottom photos) in Norfolk and Western Steam In Color by
McClure and Plant, and page 36 Norfolk and Western Passenger Service 1946 -
1971 (hardcover) by Warden/Miller.

John Garner, Newport, VA

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Thanks for the information. So, was the old alignment possibly used
as a detour around that tunnel while it was daylighted? I guess that
is the main question I have.

At the archives Saturday, I came across drawing 10736.
This drawing was too large for filing and had never been put in the data
base. It shows alignment changes from Mile Post 281 (across from the
Shawsville depot) to Mile Post 282.65 and it's dated June 3, 1921. As of
that date, it shows that the old line was still in place and that the
proposed alignment diverted 370 feet west of Mile Post 282. A temporary
track was planned, including two temporary trestles, from that point to Mile
Post 281.8 (+ or -).

So chronologically, Tunnel #4 was daylighted and double- tracked before the
present alignment through Arthur
was completed. Harry Bundy

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