Google Earth Engine Shop Contest #139

David D Hetzel Oct 11, 2014

  1. David D Hetzel

    David D Hetzel TrainBoard Member

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    Yeah, She's abandoned, and has been so since the early 80s ;)

    Can you guess what shortline used to have an engine shop here?

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  2. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Texas Mexican.

    There is still a caboose there. Wonder if the tracks are pulled up? Looks like it is near a more active area, maybe a railroad.
     
  3. David D Hetzel

    David D Hetzel TrainBoard Member

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    Nope, this railroad is tied to one of , if not the biggest railroading event in the early 80s ;). While Mexican nationalization is a good guess, it's not it.
     
  4. Carsten Weye

    Carsten Weye TrainBoard Member

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    We are in Lawrenceville VA.

    The Atlantic and Danville Railway had their shops here according to this: http://www.lawrencevilleweb.com/history.htm

    I spotted the caboose to be a former Wabash Caboose, so I plowed through all those photos on the web I could find, just to find out that some became Ann Arbor Cabooses and other Norfolk and Western. So thanks to http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/ I came to the position of Lawrenceville, and the Caboose is NW 562843.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just curious- As nothing is coming into mind right now, what was the event?
     
  6. David D Hetzel

    David D Hetzel TrainBoard Member

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    The merger between Norfolk & Western and Southern in 82, N&W owned the NF&D till the merger when it got merged into the NS System (And eventually that area was abandoned.)
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    When was the shop are abandoned? Under A&D? Or later (from November 1, 1962 and ahead in time) under NF&D? Need to know for the winners list information.
     
  8. David D Hetzel

    David D Hetzel TrainBoard Member

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    According to sources the line was abandoned by NS in 2007, but it appears the engine shop was abandoned even earlier.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    NF&D was absorbed into the N&W on December 30, 1983. As we don't know what followed, I'll go ahead and list that location as NF&D. It can always be edited if better data surfaces.
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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