Wadesboro Staging Yard Completed!
CSXT Shenandoah Division crews have been busy working on the Wadesboro Yard since the
06/21/2004 Progress Report. As usual, a variety of projects
are either underway or completed, but the biggest news in this update is that
the CSXT crews have largely finished their work at the
Wadesboro staging yard of July 29, 2004!
On July 17, 2004, CSXT track crews completed the installation of all remaining
track in the Wadesboro Yard in the area of the staging loops. A Norfolk Southern
track crew was also seen in the vicinity completing the NS mainline connection
from Roanoke Junction (in Salem, Va.) to Roanoke, Va. on July 18, 2004.
Once the track was completed, the CSXT signal maintainers returned to complete
the wiring in Wadesboro. Feeders were soldered to the newly installed trackage.
All bus wires for the various staging tracks were pulled and connected to the
PM42 subdistrict powering the staging yard. Working on one track at the time,
the signal maintainers connected the feeders to the appropriate bus wires and
each track was tested. The auto-reversing capability of the PM42 subdistrict for
Wadesboro also was tested successfully. The last track in the yard was activated
on July 29, 2004. In addition, a group of Norfolk Southern signal maintainers
finished the wiring for the NS Roanoke Junction connection on July 31, 2004.
Overall view of the return loop area at Wadesboro showing the newly
installed and wired track. On the right-hand side of the photo, the wire
wrapped around the lower-level benchwork will lead to the future Norfolk
Southern Roanoke staging yard, while the wire wrapped around the upper-level
benchwork will lead to the future Potts Valley Railway.