Upper End of the Potts Valley Branch - Anything Left ?

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>From Google, you can make out the faint trace of the wye to the northeast of the station
JB Farley
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On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 11:27 PM, abram wrote:


I am planning to drive the "Potts Valley Branch" (the Big Stony Railroad) from Narrows northward.
The upper end, above Waiteville, was comprised of two smaller roads. Does anyone know if any of this "upper end," from Waiteville to Interior, West Virginia, can still be seen... and are any remnants worth looking for ?  (Some of this territory was narrow gauge, and some was inclined plane.)

​The station at Paint Bank is still there and is a bed and breakfast. I belive the two-story station at Waiteville is still there, at one time it was a convenience store. There are still traces of Ray's Siding above Waiteville, but not much of the line that went over the mountain and into John's Creek (unless one does some bushwacking). There were still some foundation stones for the water tank at Laurel right next to the road, but that was a number of years ago when they were discovered. When are you planning this trip?

Bruce in Blacksburg

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