lirrelectrician wrote: ↑Fri May 14, 2021 10:26 pm After looking on Google earth again, following the VGN line, there is an open field right before the line goes into the tunnel under Rt 460. They probably could put the station there. Now here is a very crazy idea. Too bad they couldn't extend the service up to Bluefield and beyond to Ashland and Cincinnati. Kind of like a resurrected Mountaineer / Hilltopper. Can always dream.I see what you're talking about, on the east side of the tunnel, and it's in a sparse commercial area close to the highway. A Google Maps search of "Merrimac, VA," the town mentioned in the press release, is on the west side of the tunnel, but residential and not very connected by road.
I guess the rail to Merrimack the state bought ends around the Huckleberry Trail overpass, and that's a rails-to-trails? For an odd reason, I've been to the southern end of that Huckleberry line, on the still-rails part, where it merges into the N&W mainline east of Cambria.