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NOTE: Effective March 31, 2010, all new content related to the CSX Shenandoah Division will be placed on the CSX Shenandoah Division blog. Read the blog page on this site as well as the welcome post on the blog for more details.

Date

Description of Change

03/31/10 Added a Blog page pointing to the CSX Shenandoah Division blog. Effective March 31, 2010, all new content will be placed on the blog rather than on this site.
01/24/10 Updated Links page.
01/16/10 Updated main Operations page.
03/31/09 Added the 02/21/2009 Progress Report. Started Index of Progress Reports on the Construction page. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 195-197. Added new links to Links page. Changed links to no longer open a new window.
01/20/09 Added the 01/06/2009 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 185-194.
Updated Links page. Updated Construction Standards page with rail and tie paint colors. Updated theme for web site graphics.
12/31/08 Added the 12/31/2008 Progress Report, which is really a Year in Review report.
Updated Links page.
03/31/2008 Updated link for NS CR&E Division web site and updated link for Computer Automated Traffic System (CATS) software on the Links page.
12/27/07 Added the 08/19/2007 Progress Report. (Yes, the 8/19/2007 progress session report was added about 4 months after the work described was completed. The second half of the year has been busier than the first, and I've been crunched for time, so updating the web site moved down on the priority list!)
Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 182 & 184.
Updated Links page with links to Charleston Digital Trains and Ulrich Models since Loy (of Loy's Toys) has retired.
12/09/07 Added the 07/21/2007 Operating Session Report. (Yes, the 7/21/2007 operating session report was added almost 5 months after the session. The second half of the year has been busier than the first, and I've been crunched for time, so updating the web site moved down on the priority list!)
Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 183.
05/16/07 Added the 03/17/2007 Operating Session Report. (Yes, the 3/17/2007 operating session report was added almost 2 months after the session. It's been a hectic spring this year!)
Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 180-181.
02/05/07 Added the 02/03/2007 Operating Session Report.
02/02/07 Added link for Computer Automated Traffic System (CATS) software to Links page.
01/31/07 Added the 01/31/2007 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 179.
12/31/06 Added the 12/31/2006 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 174-178.
12/18/06 Finally fixed site theme colors from previous software upgrade which "helpfully adjusted" the colors. Also renamed "Cats" section to "Our Cats" to better differentiate our felines from the CATS dispatching software.
11/29/06 Added the 11/18/2006 Operating Session Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 173.
09/24/06 Added the 09/16/2006 Operating Session Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 172.
06/26/06 Added the 06/26/2006 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 169-171.
05/26/06 Added the 05/20/2006 Operating Session Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 168.
05/07/06 Added the 05/07/2006 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 165-167.
04/11/06 Added the 04/11/2006 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 162-164.
03/20/06 Added the 03/17/2006 Progress Report. Added the 03/18/2006 Operating Session Report.
03/02/06 Added links to Feather River Train Shop and Online Trains to Links page. Removed link to Wig-Wag-Trains.
01/23/06 Added the 01/21/2006 Operating Session Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 161.
01/16/06 Added the 01/16/2006 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 152-160.
12/11/05 Added the 12/11/2005 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 144-151.
11/30/05 Added the 11/19/2005 Operating Session Report.
09/18/05 Added the 09/17/2005 Operating Session Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 143.
08/21/05 Added the 08/21/2005 Progress Report.
07/25/05 Added the 07/23/2005 Operating Session Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 142.
06/10/05 Added links to David B. Davies Train photos on Railpictures.net to Links page.
05/25/05 Added the 05/21/2005 Operating Session Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 141.
05/16/05 Added the 05/16/2005 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 139-140. Added CSXT pushers B266/B267 to the Trains page. Added link to CRANDIC Railroad web site on Links page.
04/27/05 Added link to NS CR&E Division new web site on Links page.
03/22/05 Added the 03/19/2005 Operating Session Report (note: this report is quite large and will take significant time to download images on a slow connection). Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 138. Updated main page.
03/06/05 Added the 03/06/2005 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 136-137. Added Amtrak trains P031/P032, the Shenandoah Limited, CSXT freights R642/R643, CSXT pushers B265/B270, and additional coal and hopper trains to the Trains page.
01/08/05 Added the 01/08/2005 Progress Report (note: this report is quite large and will take significant time to download images on a slow connection). Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 123-135. Removed background "tread" images from entire web site.
11/09/04 Added the 11/09/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 119-122. Updated main page.
09/19/04 The Design page has been updated with the latest design updates (revision V2-040). Updated plans have been posted for both the Lower Level of the layout and for the Upper Level of the layout on the Layout Plans page. The large versions (~350KB each) of the plans for the Lower Level and Upper Level were also updated. The main changes to the plans are to remove the grid for easier viewing.

Also, the design of the Potts Valley Railway has been refined. The text of the Upper Level page has also been updated to reflect changes in town names and industries on the Potts Valley Railway.

Updated Towns and Industries and Trains page to reflect changes to the Potts Valley Railway.
09/15/04 Added the 09/15/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 113-118. Updated main page.
08/25/04 Added the 08/25/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 112.
08/15/04 Added the 08/15/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 111. Updated main page.
07/31/04 Added the 07/31/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 107-110. Updated main page.
06/22/04 Removed link to M.B. Klein from Links page.
06/21/04 Added the 06/21/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 105-106. Updated main page.
06/14/04 Added the 06/14/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 99-104. Updated main page.
05/21/04 Updated link to NS CR&E web site on Links page.
04/28/04 Added the 04/28/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 93-98. Updated main page.
03/31/04 Added the 03/31/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 87-92. Updated main page.
01/31/04 Added the 01/31/2004 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 83-86--including running the first train all the way from MC Cabin to the north end of the mainline! Updated main page.
01/23/04 Added links to Norfolk Southern Locomotives, David B. Davies Train Photographs, Chris Starnes photos on Railpictures.net, and the Operations SIG to Links page.
01/01/04 Added the 01/01/04 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with milepost 82--driving of the Golden Spike! Updated main page.
12/21/03 Added the 12/21/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 80-81.
12/17/03 Added the 12/17/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 76-79. Updated main page.
11/28/03 Added the 11/28/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 72-75. Updated main page.
10/30/03 Added the 10/30/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 70-71.
09/30/03 Added the 09/30/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page with mileposts 63-69.
09/16/03 Added link to Wig-Wag-Trains on Links page.
08/22/03 Added links to GeorgiaN Trains and the Carolina Clinchfield Chapter of the NRHS chapter site to Links page.
08/21/03 Added the 08/21/03 Progress Report with photos of first train run and initial wiring installation! Updated Construction Mileposts page.
07/27/03 Added pictures of Kona, and Koko with Kona, to the Cats page.
07/06/03 Added the 07/06/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page.
06/01/03 Added the 06/01/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page.
05/28/03 Added the 05/28/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. Updated Upper Level design page to correct grades in discussion of Ridgemont. Updated main page.
05/19/03 Updated the map page in the Operations area to include a system map. Also updated the map from Timetable #1 show the location of Shenandoah Junction (north of Laurel).
03/30/03 Added the 03/30/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page.
03/23/03 The Design page has been updated with the "final" design (revision V2-036) for the Upper Level of the layout added to the Layout Plans page. The text of the Upper Level page has also been updated to reflect changes in town names, as well as new industry and scenic locations. Moved the "original" upper level design to the Layout Plan Refinements page. Updated Towns and Industries page. Updated main page.

Also, added an article describing design changes on the north end (upper level) of the Covington Subdivision.
03/17/03 Added the 03/17/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page.
02/16/03 The Design page has been updated with the "final" design (revision V2-035) for the Lower Level of the layout added to the Layout Plans page. The text of the Lower Level page has also been updated to reflect changes in town names, as well as new industry and scenic locations. Moved the "original" lower level design to the Layout Plan Refinements page. Updated Towns and Industries page.
02/12/03 Added the 02/12/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. Updated main page.
01/07/03 Added the Layout Plan Refinements page. Added an article describing design changes at Catawba.
01/06/03 Added the 01/06/03 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. Updated main page.
11/26/02 Updated Construction Standards page with backdrop color and fascia information.
11/24/02 Added the 11/24/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. Updated main page.
11/12/02 Added the 11/12/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page.
10/04/02 Added the 10/04/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. Updated Towns and Industries page.
09/15/02 Added the 09/15/02 Progress Report.
08/23/02 Added the 08/23/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. 
08/05/02 Added the 08/05/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. Added links to Intermountain and Red-Caboose to Links page.
07/09/02 Added the 07/09/02 Progress Report
06/25/02 Added the 06/25/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. Added link to Hobby Innovations to Links page.
06/02/02 Added the 06/02/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page.
05/12/02 Added the 05/12/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page.
05/04/02 Made minor updates to the main page. Made minor updates to Construction Standards page.
05/03/02 Added the 05/03/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page. Made minor updates to Construction Standards page.
04/04/02 Added the 04/04/02 Progress Report
03/15/02 Added the 03/15/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Mileposts page.
03/05/02 Changed Construction Milestones to Construction Mileposts.
03/03/02 Added the 03/03/02 Progress Report. Updated Construction Milestones page. Updated main page.
02/24/02 Added the 02/24/02 Progress Report. Added Construction Milestones page. Minor corrections to Operations Desired page. Removed link to BLW from Links page. Added link to M.B. Klein to Links page. Restructured this page.
02/13/02 Additions to Links page.
02/11/02 Posted revision V2-021 of Layout Plans. Revised Links page.
01/29/02 Minor corrections to coal train numbers on Trains page.
01/27/02 Major Update: At long last, the Design page has been updated with the designs (revision V2-020) for both levels of the layout added to the Layout Plans page. Updated Design Parameters page. Updated Towns and Industries page. Updated the list of Trains run during an operating session in the Operations section. Updated Operations Desired page. Added links in introductory text on home page. Minor updates to History page and Operations area. Added the 01/27/02 Progress Report. Added Site Map to assist in site navigation.
12/31/01 Added the 12/31/01 Progress Report. Made minor updates to the Towns and Industries page to note mainline length and to correct New Castle passing siding length.
12/29/01 Added photos to home page. Added pictures from post-session moves to 02/17/01 Post-Session Moves page in Original Layout area. Consolidated pages to improve picture size and performance for 02/17/01 operating session pages.
12/28/01 Made minor corrections to the Towns and Industries page to reflect the latest progress in the layout design.
12/27/01 Moved pictures of Chessie, one of our cats, to Cats page. Added pictures of Koko, our other cat, and pictures of both cats with Cherie to Cats page.
12/15/01 Added pictures of Chessie, our cat, to home page.
12/06/01 Updated the lists on the Towns and Industries page as a result of layout design progress.
11/24/01 Added pictures from the 04/21/01 operating session to the Original Layout page. Changed the format of the town list and the industry list as well as updated the industry list on Towns and Industries page as a result of layout design progress. Added 3rdPlanIt link to Links page. Added Construction Standards page.
10/29/01 Added counter to this page.
10/14/01 Added pictures from the 03/24/01 operating session to the Original Layout page.
10/13/01 Added the 10/13/01 Progress Report.
09/26/01 Updated list of towns and added initial list of industries to Towns and Industries page.
09/15/01 Added links to CSX Transportation Timetables on Links page.
09/14/01 Various corrections on Design Parameters page. Updated list of towns on the Towns page. Added links on What's New page.
09/03/01 Added links to CSXT-ShenDiv and NS-CRE YahooGroups as well as to Pacific Western Rail Systems to Links page.
08/05/01 Added remaining pictures of the 02/17/01 operating session to the Original Layout page. Added CSX and Chessie System Photo Archive links to the Links page. Added a progress report for 08/05/01 on the Construction page showing the two layout rooms in the sheetrock stage.
08/04/01 Added pictures of the 02/17/01 operating session to the Original Layout page.
07/31/01 Added pictures of the crew at the final operating session to the Original Layout page.
07/30/01 Web site debut on the Internet. Added the map of the CSXT Shenandoah Division to the operations area. Counter started on main page of site.
07/29/01 Work begins on the CSXT Shenandoah Division web site.
07/28/01 Registered the shendiv.com domain.

 

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