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Wed Dec 14 00:07:41 EST 2016
Grant has it right in all respects, except that judging from Ferrell's
/N&W--steam's last stand, /which includes a virtual photographic essay
on Boaz, I think you can judge that the siding likely could accommodate
as needed three Ys. That's the choice I made for my Blue Ridge grades
pike, although I never position more that two Ys on the siding, which
gives the effect of their not being "shoehorned in."
On 12/13/2016 10:03 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> The spur did not extend to Berkley Road. From an old post, the west
> end of track was near the east end of a short 3/4 degree right curve
> in the main and the trailing-point switch off of the eastbound main
> was at Bridge #96, a glorified culvert distinguished by steel pipe
> handrailing just west of MP N254. Recently published photos more
> clearly show the point of switch virtually on the bridge. The spur was
> not much longer than two Class Y6's. Bruce wrote an article for /The
> Arrow/ on Boaz a few years ago.
> Grant Carpenter
> On 12/11/2016 12:08 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
>> What were the limits (ends) of the pusher/helper siding at Boaz in
>> the mid-late fifties relative to the present grade crossing with
>> Berkley road? Google maps shows a culvert near a cul-de-sac in a new
>> subdivision on the North side of the right of way. The road feeding
>> into the cul-de-sac is named Savannah Drive. I suspect this culvert
>> may have marked the Eastern end of the siding and would have been
>> where the switch and telephone shanty would have been located.
>> Hopefully more knowledgeable folks can supply additional details. I
>> would also like to know how far Westward the siding extended. Did it
>> make it back to the Berkley road crossing?
>> Thanks, Jim Cochran
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