Marion, Va. Station

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Sat Nov 15 16:02:47 EST 2014

     There must have been drawings of each individual station made at 
some time or at least all of the standard designs. Do we have any idea 
what the Engineering Dept. may have done with the drawings?

Jimmy Lisle

On 11/14/2014 11:19 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Jimmy,
> There are not many station drawings for all of the reasons you list 
> and more.
> One thing to understand is that most stations were constructed using a 
> number of standard designs.
> The station at Farmville, VA is notable in that it was the first of a 
> family of First Class stations all built to a standard design. The 
> drawings for the Farmville station were also used for a number of 
> other stations such as Luray and Charlestown, WV.
> There is also a set of drawings for Second Class stations that were 
> built at smaller towns.
> The same standard drawings would be used to show basic design and 
> construction methods to be used. Based on traffic at a given station, 
> the freight and passenger areas would be enlarged or reduced from the 
> "standard" size to match the demand.
> Archives link to first class stations
> Archives link to second class stations
> These were not the only standard designs used for stations on the N&W.
> So to answer your question, there is not a set of drawings for the 
> Marion station specifically as it was built from a set of standard 
> drawings that were used for many stations using that same design.
> Ron Davis

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