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Date: 02/04/20 04:23
Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: dozerman

Upon doing some Google maps viewing of the area, there is a wye known as Yadkin Junction. What trains would I expect to see heading west and coming east off of this line if any?

Also, what RR freq would I need for this area

Thanks again for all your help

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Date: 02/04/20 05:10
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: florida581

dozerman Wrote:
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> Upon doing some Google maps viewing of the area,
> there is a wye known as Yadkin Junction. What
> trains would I expect to see heading west and
> coming east off of this line if any?
>
> Also, what RR freq would I need for this area
>
> Thanks again for all your help

Yadkin Junction is the wye in Salisbury.  123 (East Decatur, IL - Linwood, NC), 135 (Linwood, NC - Knoxville Sevier, TN), and P61 (Linwood, NC - Statesville, NC turn) are the daily trains that use the "S-Line" towards Asheville.  

Also, close to Mooresville is Barber.  Locals P23, P25, and P62 are based out of there.

Andrew



Date: 02/04/20 06:09
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: dozerman

Thanks!



Date: 02/04/20 10:29
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: DirtyShirt

Yadkin Junction is not the wye where the S Line splits from the mainline in Salisbury.  It is actually located about a mile to the south where the N Line splits off to the southeast toward Albemarle.  The N Line is used Monday through Friday by the P92 local.

Radio frequencies are as follows:
Mooresville/Barber/Statesville areas - AAR 048 and AAR 020
Linwood South - AAR 056 and AAR 080
Linwood North - AAR 053 and AAR 027



Date: 02/04/20 10:50
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: florida581

DirtyShirt Wrote:
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> Yadkin Junction is not the wye where the S Line
> splits from the mainline in Salisbury.  It is
> actually located about a mile to the south where
> the N Line splits off to the southeast toward
> Albemarle.  The N Line is used Monday through
> Friday by the P92 local.
>
> Radio frequencies are as follows:
> Mooresville/Barber/Statesville areas - AAR 048 and
> AAR 020
> Linwood South - AAR 056 and AAR 080
> Linwood North - AAR 053 and AAR 027

Thanks for the correction.  And speaking of the "S Line" and "N Line", where do they get those names?  I'm figuring it's derived from the mileposts letters?

Andrew



Date: 02/05/20 03:54
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: DirtyShirt

Yes, the name is from the letter that is the milepost prefix.  Some lines have a letter suffix instead of a prefix like the line from Bristol, VA west toward Bulls Gap, TN which has an A after the milepost numbers.  I'm not sure where the letter designations originated, but I believe they have existed since the Southern RR days. 



Date: 02/05/20 04:15
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: Jimbo

The S line runs from Morristown on the A line, near Knoxville, through Asheville to Salisbury on the main line (no prefix).  I always thought the S stood for Salisbury.  The letter designations definitely go back to Southern Railway days.

The A line goes from Bristol through Knoxville to Chattanooga and I believe to Memphis.  It was probably only second to the main line in length or importance, not counting the CNO&TP which was "separate."



Date: 02/05/20 05:29
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: florida581

Jimbo Wrote:
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> The A line goes from Bristol through Knoxville to
> Chattanooga and I believe to Memphis.  It was
> probably only second to the main line in length or
> importance, not counting the CNO&TP which was
> "separate."

Haha!  Some ex-SOU old heads told me, "While the Washington-Atlanta Mainline recieved all the fame and attention, the CNO&TP was making all the money."

Andrew



Date: 02/05/20 13:53
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: ctillnc

Georgia Division people between Chattanooga and Atlanta said the same thing. 



Date: 02/05/20 14:19
Re: Another question on Mooresville, NC train action
Author: Jimbo

ctillnc Wrote:
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> Georgia Division people between Chattanooga and
> Atlanta said the same thing. 

Yes.  An extension of the "Rat Hole."  Cincinnati to Atlanta has been very busy for a long time.



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