"DO" and "WB" Interlockings in Roanoke
NW Mailing List
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
Sun May 14 14:49:12 EDT 2017
On 5/13/2017 8:33 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> In 1949 the N&W built two new interlockings in the Norfolk area: “WB”
> at West Roanoke and “DO” at ?
"WB" & "DO" are in Roanoke, not Norfolk.
/In my lifetime,/ "WB" was nothing more than a name of a "control
point". "DO" was the the dispatcher that controlled the signals on the
west half of North Yard between 24th St. (Shaffer's Crossing) and "WB"
and those in South Yard. At this time I did not get out to the west end
of the yard very much, so, I can't remember if "DO's" western control
limit was at "WB" or "West Roanoke". I am thinking "WB" ( I'm sure Abe
and Jeff will tell more about this.
). "Randolph St." controlled the east half North Yard.
"DO" was located in the hump building/scale house at Shaffer's
Crossing. The operator had a very small open room on the north side of
the building at the top of the steps on the second floor (hump level
being the first floor) where he handed out train orders & clearance
cards and a control panel for signals. Lynn Gregory (recently deceased)
was one of the long time "DO" operators. Later, "DO" was moved to the
Call Office at 24th St. and later still was consolidated into "Randolph
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the NW-Mailing-List