Covington Yard and Industry Trackage Completed!
With the Wadesboro Yard completed (see the 07/31/2004
Progress Report), CSXT Shenandoah Division crews have been busy working on
the track in the town of Covington, Virginia. As usual, a variety of projects
are either underway or completed, but the biggest news in this update is that
the CSXT crews have completed all the track work at Covington.
As of August 15, 2004, CSXT track crews completed the installation of all the remaining
yard trackage in Covington. In addition, all industry track in Covington has
been completed. This trackage includes the spurs for the Westvaco paper mill
complex, the spurs for the Wampler Longacre feed elevator, and the siding for
Blue Ridge Extruders. The slide switch turnout controls also have been installed
for all turnouts in Covington.
The signal maintainers have begun their work in Covington as well. All track and
turnout frog feeders have been installed. The next task for the signal
maintainers will be the connection of the power bus to the Covington yard and
With the track in Covington completed, CSXT track crews will turn their
attention to the large Virginia Eastman chemical plant in Carpenter, Va.