N&W empty coal train at NS Junction Tower in South Norfolk

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N&W empty coal train at NS Junction Tower in South Norfolk N&W empty coal train at NS Junction Tower in South Norfolk

N&W engine 802 leads a train of empty coal hoppers passed NS Junction Tower in July 1976. The tower protects the crossing of the Norfolk Southern trackage that winds into South Norfolk. At the time this trackage was used almost exclusively by the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line. Notice the cars in the background in the siding beyond the empty hoppers. The raised bascule bridge you see in the background belonged to the Norfolk Southern. This bridge was permanently raised in 1961. The Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line then shifted from trackage rights on the old Norfolk Southern to the old Virginian Railway at Coleman Place as seen in an earlier picture, then shifted back to Norfolk Southern trackage in South Norfolk at Carolina Junction and crossed the Norfolk & Western here at NS Junction on it way over to Portsmouth.

N&W empty coal train at NS Junction Tower in South Norfolk

N&W engine 29 has picked up the cars you saw in the previous picture. The cars are moving passed NS Junction Tower toward the yard at Portlock. The engine is an Alco T6. Note that both drawbridges are now up in the background. Disk 125