I-95 to I-85 SB, get off at exit 65, Squirrel Level Rd, head south.
This will turn into Wells Rd, which turns in to Halifax Rd, which runs
parallel to the yard.
The NS's Petersburg Yard:
I-95 exit 48, US460, and go east. 460/Wagner Rd will go over the yard. I dunno
if I would try to head into the yard area, as this is a automobile unloading
yard, and I'm sure security is worse here than regular NS yards, which is
already pretty tough on railfans.
A recent installation, as they do not show up in the Bing birds-eye view.
A nice concrete whistle sign is also here.
Looking north towards Ettrick.
Just missed the front end of the SB freight :-(
NB colorlights on a cantilever bridge
The other set of signals in the above pictures.
At the northern throat of the yard.
These also look like new signals
(at least the ones on the cantilever bridge are), as they also do not appear in
a couple of the aerial views from Bing. The single set of signals is at
location "A", and the cantilever bridge is at "B".
I love trains, and I love signals. I am not an expert. My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page. This is something I have fun with while
trying to help others.
Please Note: Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.
For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my
indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented
I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.
If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct. Once in a while,
an error may creep in :-)
My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning. Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or
disoriented. Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost! I belong to AAA, which allows you to get
local maps for free when you visit the local branches. ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the
railroads on them. If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job
of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads. Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.
Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted. Screen captures are made
with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it!
By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous
and/or other stuff.
Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit
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