Back Shop at NC Transportation Museum
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Thu May 24 16:42:33 EDT 2018
Thanks for this information. I walked that back shop enough last week that the length seems greater than 597'!
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-------- Original message --------From: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> Date: 5/23/18 3:51 PM (GMT-05:00) To: 05NWHS Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> Subject: Back Shop at NC Transportation Museum
Some of the events at last week's fine NWHS convention at
Spencer/Salisbury, NC, were held in the former Southern Railway Back
Shop, an impressively long structure. As we looked down the inside
length of the shop, Paul Weber and I speculated whether this Back Shop
might be longer than the N&W's Roanoke Shops Erecting Shop. It
certainly gave that impression to me, although it has been many years
since I have been in the N&W Erecting Shop, so I checked the length of
each shop using Google Earth with the following results: Spencer Shop
Back Shop: c. 597 feet; Roanoke Shops Erecting Shop: c. 675 feet (not
including the shed at the west end). I think two factors made the
Spencer Back Shop seem longer (1) it appeared to me to be narrower (2)
it was not full of locomotives to break up the length illusion.
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