NS Christiansburg district question: Corning siding active?

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Matt Johnson
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NS Christiansburg district question: Corning siding active?

Post by Matt Johnson » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:25 pm

I attended Virginia Tech back in the 90's and was just looking at some recently added aerial imagery on bing maps of the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area. I remembered the siding running behind the New River Valley Mall into the Corning plant, and saw that it appears to be abandoned despite new crossing surfaces at the US460 grade crossing. To be honest, I don't even know if it was active when I was there. Is anyone here familiar with the area I'm talking about?

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Re: NS Christiansburg district question: Corning siding acti

Post by Matt Johnson » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:11 pm

I think I found the answer to my question!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJigaBMu7g

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Re: NS Christiansburg district question: Corning siding acti

Post by Tri-State Tom » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:17 pm

Matt -

One of my sons graduated from VT last year....GO HOKIES !

Now know more about that NS branch trackage - thanks !

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Re: NS Christiansburg district question: Corning siding acti

Post by Matt Johnson » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:15 pm

No problem! :wink: If only there were passenger rail service down there, I'd visit my alma mater more often!

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