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Edition #205  September, 2013

A Winterís Night at Shenandoah Junction

Photographer: Jon Wright

                                                                                                   Photo by Jon Wright

 

A Winterís Night at Shenandoah Junction

Shenandoah Junction, WV was once a major interchange point between the Baltimore & Ohio and Norfolk & Western Railroads. It was active until the interchange was moved to Hagerstown, MD fully into the 2000's. Now the small yard and connection track lay silent, except for some parked MoW utilities. The Norfolk Southern color position light signal, seen here lit up by southbound 11R, guards the north end of a 1.8 mile long passing siding. The switch point and track in the foreground is the lead into the interchange yard and is lit up by a passing vehicle. Rails as old as 1946 and rolled by Carnegie Steel of can be found in the yard. The stories I'm sure they could tell...

Jon Wright

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