Site Updates


 

Below is a list of recent updates made to the website. 

 

 

August 29, 2015

- Added five new photos to the N&W Signs & Markers page.  The new additions include the sub-division sign, station one mile sign, yard limit sign, stop sign, slow sign and right of way monument.  Thanks to Larry Evans and Kevin Simpson for their contributions. 

 

April 19, 2015

- Add two new pages to the Atlantic Coast Line section of the Abandoned Rails page.  One is called ACL Locomotive Repair Shops in the Early CSX Era and features photographs taken around the Rocky Mount, NC diesel shops in the mid-1980's.  The second one is ACL Emerson Shops - Passenger Car Facility and shows the remnants of the ACL's passenger car shops in Rocky Mount.  All photos for both pages were contributed by Brian Ezzelle. 

- A JPG thumbnail and PDF of the bulletin announcing the closure of the Wilson, NC agency office for CSX has been added to the page Last Day with a Station Agent - March 1987.  The document was provided by Brian Ezzelle. 

 

November 24, 2014

- Added new page Last Day with a Station Agent - March 1987 with photos illustrating the last day Wilson, NC was a manned agency office for CSX.  All material on this page is courtesy of Brian Ezzelle. 

 

June 14, 2014

- Many new photos have been added to the Norlina Subdivision page thanks to recent contributions.  A list of defect detectors and radio stations have also been added.  Additional photos will be published in the near future as they are received. 

 

February 16, 2014

- Added photos of the ACL signals from South Micro, North Selma, Selma Connection and Selma to the CSX A-Line Fallen Signals page.  These signals were recently removed from service.

 

January 4, 2014

- Added new photos to the N&W Signs & Markers page. 

- Added two new features to the Abandoned Rails section:

  1. N&W Kellysville Connection

  2. Virginian New River Division Photos

 

November 6, 2013

- Added a new page to the Abandoned Rails section entitled N&W Signs & Markers

 

October 12, 2013

- Added photos of the ACL signals from South Contentnea, Kirby Hill and Kenly to the CSX A-Line Fallen Signals page.  These signals were recently removed from service.

 

August 18, 2013

- Added photos of the ACL signals from Wilson-NS, South Wilson and Contentnea to the CSX A-Line Fallen Signals page.  These signals were recently removed from service.

 

August 12, 2013

- Updated the CSX South End Subdivision railfan guide to reflect the removal of the South Wilson and Wilson-NS interlockings, and the addition of the Wilson interlocking.  

 

July 7, 2013

- Added a new book, Virginian Railway Heritage Trail, to the Resources page. 

 

March 29, 2013

- Added the N&W Pocahontas Branch page to the Abandoned Rails section.  This feature contains a brief history and overview of the Pocahontas Branch along with modern day photos and a map. 

 

March 7, 2013

- Added the Central Virginia Railroad Locations page.  This examines the history and background of many Central Virginia railroad facility, interlock and signal names. 

 

February 18, 2013

- Updated the CSX James River Subdivision railfan guide with recent changes to several defect detectors. 

 

December 6, 2012

- Added a photo of the Virginian Railway searchlight signal at Weyanoke, WV to the Fallen Virginian Signals page.  The signals at Weyanoke were recently replaced. 

 

August 29, 2012

- Added photos of the ACL signal bridges from YD and South Elm City to the CSX A-Line Fallen Signals page.  These signals were recently removed from service.

 

August 28, 2012

- Added a photo of the N&W signal bridges at Hull to the NS Pocahontas District Signals page.  These signals were recently removed from service.

 

August 4, 2012

- Updated the railfan guide for the CSX James River Subdivision to reflect the changes that occurred with the recent signal upgrades.  Many signals were relocated and some were removed altogether.

 

July 25, 2012

- Dale Diacont's new book, Yesterday's Trains Across the Commonwealth, has been added to the resources page for books

 

July 21, 2012

- Added two photos of the N&W CPL signals at Portlock to the NS Virginia Division Signals page. These signals were recently removed from service. 

 

April 21, 2012

- Added a photo of the N&W CPL signals at Glen Lyn to the NS Virginia Division Signals page.  These signals were recently removed from service.

 

January 28, 2012

- Added two photos (circa 1970) from Algren, VA to the Virginian Railway - First Subdivision page showing the former SAL/VGN diamond.

 

January 20, 2012

- Added a new railfan guide for the CSX New River Subdivision

 

January 19, 2012

- Most of the CSX railfan guides were updated to reflect current train symbols and days of operation for intermodal and manifest trains. 

 

October 30, 2011

- Added a photo of the N&W CPL signals at Glenvar to the NS Virginia Division Signals page. 

 

October 27, 2011

- Added a photo of the N&W CPL signals at Singer to the NS Virginia Division Signals page. 

 

September 29, 2011

- Added a new feature about the ACL's Shops Yard in the Abandoned Rails section. 

- Updated the railfan guide for the CSX North End Subdivision to reflect the removal of the Bootlegger's Crossing and BX signals in Petersburg, VA. 

 

September 28, 2011

- Added a photo of the N&W CPL signals at Narrows to the NS Virginia Division fallen signals page

 

September 20, 2011

- The resources section has been reorganized with various media receiving it's own dedicated page.  Also the books have been categorized by railroad for easier browsing. 

 

September 17, 2011

 -All of the CSX railfan guides have been updated to reflect the new routing and symbols for the Q130 and former Q170 series intermodal trains that travel through Virginia.  All Q170 trains have been renumbered into the Q030 series.  These changes were effective August 3, 2011.   

 

August 15, 2011

 -A page has been created to showcase the fallen C&O signals on the CSX Alleghany Subdivision.  Work has been ongoing for the past year.  Crews started in Clifton Forge and are working westward.  New signals have now been installed between JD Cabin and OX Cabin.  Click here to view the gallery. 

 

June 28, 2011

 - A new photo of the westbound N&W CPL signal at Abilene has been added.  This photo, courtesy of Tommy Warshaw, can be viewed on the NS Virginia Division Signals page. 

 

 - Three new N&W books have been added to the books page.

 

February 15, 2011

 -Several new photos have been added to the A-Line Fallen Signals page. 

 

January 23, 2011

 -The N&W's Old Mainline via Farmville is highlighted on this newly created page containing a brief history, overview, and photographs. 

 

 -Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Bill Volkmer, I have added several of his photos taken along the N&W's Bluestone Branch.  These images were shot during an excursion in conjunction with the 1957 NRHS Convention held in Roanoke.  Click here to view the gallery.

 

 

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