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The former main line of the Virginian Railway, the Altavista District serves as the primary artery for loaded coal trains travelling to Norfolk from the West Virginia coal fields. The Hurt Connection links the ex-Southern main line to the Altavista District. The Durham District (former N&W) crosses at Vabrook, just outside Brookneal.

N&W style colorized position lights predominate on this CTC-controlled line. The line follows the Roanoke River along part of the route.

Typical traffic and volume

The Altavista Dist., the former main line of the Virginian Railway hosts loaded eastbound coal trains. The Altavista and Blue Ridge Districts form two one-way corridors for coal traffic. Between Hurt and Roanoke, the line sees a better mix of traffic, since Roanoke/Linwood trains 127/128 and Detroit/Linwood trains 194/195 use the line west of Hurt. Loaded power plant coal trains (764) leave the Altavista District at Vabrook to serve plants around South Boston and just across the North Carolina state line.


Timetable

Virginia Division--Altavista District

Abilene to Roanoke--Westward
M.P.StationsTracksNotes
V141.6
Abilene Conn.....

CTC
Farmville Belt Line
143.4
Abilene..........
133.9
Cullen...........
154.3
156.2
Womacks*.........
Terry............
9290' siding
157.3
Phenix...........
162.7
Aspen............
162.9
Aspen DD
168.4
Vabrook..........
Durham District
168.7
170.7
Red Hill*
Brookneal
9300' siding
177.4
Long Island DD
182.7
184.5
Seneca........
Marysville*......
9190' siding
189.2
Tabor............
194.9
Mansion DD
195.0
Mansion..........
197.0
198.9
Dogwood*.........
Altavista........
9290' siding
200.3
Hurt Conn........
Danville District
205.2
Leesville........
209.9
211.8
Amos Branch*.....
Huddleston.......
9100' siding
214.6
Huddleston DD
217.7
Stone Mtn........
221.4
Moneta...........
222.6
Westgate.........
226.3
228.2
Board Mtn.*......
Goodview.........
9290' siding
229.7
Goodview DD
231.4
Stewartsville....
233.8
Hardy............
240.0
Demuth...........
Tinker Creek Connection
to Blue Ridge District
243.1
So. Roanoke (JK)

Winston-Salem District
Crossing at Grade
Legend
CTCCentralized Traffic Control
DDTalking defect detector
Note:On Feb. 15, 1997, NS created new names for control
points, replacing the old East End and West End
designations for sidings. The new names are
signified with an asterisk.
Listening in
72  Road & Dispatcher Channel  161.190
67  EOT devices                161.115
27  ARN (PBX-Crewe)            160.515
76  Roanoke Terminal DS/Yard   160.250
Lynchburg dispatcher, Roanoke, outside of Roanoke Terminal. 


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