• Unusual mileage in November

  • Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
  by ejones
 
Looks like there's an opportunity coming to ride over some former Virginian Railway main line tracks east of Roanoke for the first time in decades. The Roanoke NRHS has posted a notice it will run an excursion in November from Roanoke to Altavista before moving south onto the NS tracks to Danville. I'm not an expert on this, but I believe the last passenger trains ran over the VGN rails in 1956. Any help on this? Don't know if any excursions have run on these tracks since, but I think it is safe to say this sort of opportunity has been rare. Return will be on former N&W main from Lynchburg to Roanoke, which, as many of you know, includes the Blue Ridge Grade. The next day will cover the ever-popular Roanoke-to-Bluefield run. Looks like full details will be posted shortly.