VGN New River Div. Traffic Levels Today?

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Ray,That makes this whole thing even more ridiculous!!!Where's the pork...barrel?Jimmy LisleSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> Date: 11/1/21  7:11 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> Subject: Re: VGN New River Div. Traffic Levels Today? Jimmy,My understanding is that the New River Valley station site is likely to be on what remains of the former N&W Christiansburg to Blacksburg line (Huckleberry) adjacent to the Uptown Christiansburg mall. This will require a connection from the NS/Virginian line but less than 1/2 mile of new track. When and if service is extended to Bristol this track connects with the NS main. Because the connection is eastbound, some work would be required at the connection for westbound (toward Bristol) movement.   Ray SmootSent from my iPad> On Nov 1, 2021, at 5:57 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:> >  Members,>   I have to wonder about the wisdom of operating over the former Virginian line as it has no connection to the Bristol line. Maybe someone can enlighten me on what seems to be a fool's errand?> > Jimmy Lisle> >> On 11/1/2021 3:32 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:>> Passenger rail is to return Salem to Merrimac in 2025 with two trains in each direction daily. This will be the first passenger service on this line (other than a few 611 trips) since about 1954. I look forward to these daily viewings. Once owned by the Commonwealth this line will continue to host NS freight trains on a pay for use basis.>> >> Ray, Are you saying there is going to be a passenger train that originates in Merrimac and terminates in Salem, and then returns?   Who will be the operator?    Planned frequency? Curious,  John Garner, Newport VA>> ________________________________________>> NW-Mailing-List at>> To change your subscription go to>>>> Browse the NW-Mailing-List archives at>>>> > ________________________________________> NW-Mailing-List at> To change your subscription go to>> Browse the NW-Mailing-List archives at> change your subscription go to the NW-Mailing-List archives at
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