Interlocking with Signals
NS Charlotte District, Piedmont Sub
GPS Coordinates: as needed
Phone A/C: 704
Population 2010: 708
Access by train/transit:
The last location in North Carolina before Norfolk Southern heads south from
Charlotte into South Carolina, is Grover NC. Our double track line
squeezes down into a single track until we hit a small siding at SC State
Road S-11-99, about 2 miles south.
There is not much here for the railfan other than the interlocking, but it's
convenience from the interstate makes it an easy on/off stop if you need
gas, or otherwise just want to take a break, and maybe catch some action on
this line between Charlotte and Atlanta.
The "South of the Border" people should put a small location
on the interstate here, like they have on I-95 :-)
Info from Train Aficionado:
Norfolk Southern Charlotte District, Norfolk Southern Coastal Division. The
Charlotte District runs 95.7 miles from Linwood NC to Grover NC. The Danville
District is north of Linwood NC and the Charlotte District continues into
Greenville SC. Along with Norfolk Southernís 10 to 15 trains, this line
has regional Piedmont passenger trains running between Raleigh NC and
Charlotte NC. Amtrakís Carolinian trains 79 & 80 provide daily round
trip service between New York City and Charlotte. Also, Amtrakís Crescent
travels from New York City to New Orleans in the overnight hours, three days a week.
Jonathan Higgins/Train Aficionado dot com
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What came before.....
Grover Interlocking - MP 418.7
GPS Coordinates: 35.170719, -81.446697
The signals here at Grover were cut over
on Sunday, February 17th, 2013. For most of us, I'm sure it's a rare
opportunity when you get to see both sets of signals lit at the same time.
Grover is just over the state line in North Carolina, about 5 miles north of
Blacksburg. (This was originally on the Blacksburg SC page)
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