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JK Interlocking and the Virginian Railway Station Museum

Postby PFMcFarland » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:16 pm

There have been many railroad changes around town, what with Norfolk Southern (NS) having to install PTC (Positive Train Control), and Amtrak adding a maintenance siding for the extension of their Washington DC train service to Roanoke, VA.

JK Interlocker had to be rebuilt to accommodate the Amtrak siding, so it was completely upgraded, and the Virginian Railway Historical Society has finished the rebuild of the former Roanoke Station that was almost destroyed by a fire in the garden supply store that was leasing the space.

These are the last of the photos from the roll of Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 I took with the Olympus Pen EE-2 back in September, 2017.


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Derail by P F McFarland, on Flickr



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New and Old JK Structures by P F McFarland, on Flickr



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Virginian Railway Station Museum in Roanoke, VA by P F McFarland, on Flickr



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Waiting by P F McFarland, on Flickr

See all eighteen photos at https://flic.kr/s/aHsm48eVXj

Thanks,

PF
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Re: JK Interlocking and the Virginian Railway Station Museum

Postby Julio1fer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:09 pm

That restored waiting room brings memories; as a boy I would travel by train from my small town to the big city. Thanks for these documentaries, PF.

The two-stories chimney picture in the set is nice, is that a stitched pano?
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Re: JK Interlocking and the Virginian Railway Station Museum

Postby PFMcFarland » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:13 pm

Julio1fer wrote:That restored waiting room brings memories; as a boy I would travel by train from my small town to the big city. Thanks for these documentaries, PF.

The two-stories chimney picture in the set is nice, is that a stitched pano?


Thanks, Julio. The station in my hometown was about the same size as the Virginian one, but was all one building, so there was more interior room. I used to work out of there when I first started on the railroad. The city wanted it for a community center, but the railroad wouldn't sell it to them, and called in a contractor one Sunday to knock it down.

Are you referring to the chimney photo I uploaded a couple of days ago? If so, that is not in this set, and was taken with a different camera and film, and is not a pano. Now if you are talking about the wide view of the Virginian Railway Station Museum front with the mountain looming in the background, yes, that is a five image stitch (by "two-stories chimney", I think you mean the passenger and freight sections of the station with the breezeway in between, and their respective chimneys). We commonly refer to a story as one level in a single or multi level building.

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Re: JK Interlocking and the Virginian Railway Station Museum

Postby Brazile » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:41 am

Good to see the RR photos taken with an expert's eye.

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Re: JK Interlocking and the Virginian Railway Station Museum

Postby Julio1fer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:46 pm

Yes PF it was the wide one of the Railway Museum.
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