I don’t post about my love of railroads and model railroading too much on this blog since I have a model railroad specific one, but I happened across this old sign by chance while snapping a photo for another weekly photography challenge. The age of the sign gives you a feel for the amount of time since it was hung on this railroad right of way. Never fear I stayed on the lawful side, but this sign is for the Norfolk & Western line which has long since become Norfolk & Southern.
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A tantalizing piece of history, Joe. Nice find!
That’s a good find. Even better that the railroad has changed names.
I thought so. I am building a model railroad in my basement and have favored the replica cars of the Southern railway that rolled past my Grandparents house in Clinchport, VA, but I think I may need to sprinkle in some of the N & W.
Sorry but signs like this are only too usual – including ones put up by defunct railroads many years ago. One of the great irritations for me is that in Vancouver we have finally managed to buy some long disused track from Canadian Pacific and converted into a walking/biking trail – but somehow the old “no trespassing” signs are still up all along the line. Of course, no-one pays the slightest bit of attention to that. Indeed Canadians seem to trespass upon the railway, working or not, whenever it suits them!