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Date: 12/05/18 15:07
Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: nydepot

I'm trying to understand where a photo is taken that says passes "through historic Manassas Gap at Belle Meade VA". Google isn't really showing anything for Belle Meade. Any idea where this location would be on the Southern? Thanks.

Charles



Date: 12/05/18 15:17
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: train1275

Are you looking at Page 37 of the new Southern Railway book ?

I was wondering the same thing. I thought I had track charts but can't seem to find them ..... thinking it is just west of Manssas Jct. but curious also.



Date: 12/05/18 15:35
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: nydepot

Yes. I also can't figure out page 160.



Date: 12/05/18 15:42
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: seaboardc30-7

That location is on the B Line (former Manassas Gap Railroad) near Linden, VA.  Used to be a prime photo location during the southern/NS steam excursion program, now it is completely treed in.



Date: 12/05/18 15:46
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: nydepot

Maybe here? There are white fences around that farm north of the tracks.

https://goo.gl/maps/1x7CSyitNW22



Date: 12/05/18 16:48
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: steamfan

nydepot Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I'm trying to understand where a photo is taken
> that says passes "through historic Manassas Gap at
> Belle Meade VA". Google isn't really showing
> anything for Belle Meade. Any idea where this
> location would be on the Southern? Thanks.
>
> Charles

Can you provide the photo?  There are a couple locations that come to mind....

John R -- CP Spring
Carlisle, PA



Date: 12/05/18 18:12
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: nydepot

Not easily. I'd have to scan it.



Date: 12/06/18 05:04
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: steamfan

From Wiki:Belle Meade, VirginiaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Jump to navigation Jump to searchBelle Meade, VirginiaUnincorporated communityhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/USA_Virginia_Northern_location_map.svg/250px-USA_Virginia_Northern_location_map.svg.pnghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0c/Red_pog.svg/6px-Red_pog.svg.pngBelle MeadeLocation within Warren countyShow map of Northern VirginiaShow map of VirginiaShow map of the USShow allCoordinates: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png38°39′27″N 77°43′01″W=smallCoordinates: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png38°39′27″N 77°43′01″WCountryUnited StatesStateVirginiaCountyWarrenTime zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST)) • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)ZIP codes22643Belle Meade is a small, unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia, situated on State Route 55, and bypassed by Interstate 66. The hamlet is east of the Warren County line in the vicinity of Distillery Road. The Norfolk Southern Railway B-line runs through it, as well as being near the Appalachian Trail and the G Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area.The term 'Belle Meade' is losing local use.Belle Meade is also the name of a small suburban community in Roanoke County, Southwest Virginia, with the zip code of 24018.

John R -- CP Spring
Carlisle, PA



Date: 12/06/18 06:29
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: nydepot

OK, if you have the book, how about page 160?



Date: 12/06/18 13:06
Re: Looking for help on a Southern location in VA
Author: train1275

Can't answer that either (Page 160) although I think it appeared maybe in an old TRAINS or CTC Board issue. It's somewhere not too far removed from Gate City, VA apparently, or up to the north towards Andover. Not sure what is meant by the Goose Neck I think that was mentioned. I tried google earth and searching on the internet for Gate City, Andover, Natural Tunnel etc and got only one hit but unidentified as to location.

Overall I enjoy the book but wish it had more older images. Small criticism really, it is very well done.
 



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