Norfolk Southern Rail Yard, Crewe 1
Image by David V. Hoffman
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The N&W pre-planned and built the town of Crewe, Virginia (Nottoway County) in 1888. It was designed first and foremost to support the operations of the N&W as a Divisional halfway point between Norfolk and Roanoke, Virginia. In the Early 1980s, the Norfolk & Western and the Southern Railroads merged into its current entity. The rail yards at Crewe look spectacular from the bridge on State Route 49 heading towards Victoria. The yard presents its own unique geometry.
More on the function of rail yards at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_yard
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