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12/15/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:G. R. Harper
Dates:9/25/2018 - 10/9/2018
Album Info:Few shots of a section of bridge deck being replaced on ex-Southern Ry. Fishing Creek trestle.
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Amtrak #20 is running 6 1/2 hours late crossing Fishing Creek trestle
Title:  Amtrak #20 is running 6 1/2 hours late crossing Fishing Creek trestle
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:30:52 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 71(P42DC)
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A 6 1/2 hour late train #20 crosses Fishing Creek trestle
Title:  A 6 1/2 hour late train #20 crosses Fishing Creek trestle
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:46:12 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 71(P42DC)
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Rear of 6 1/2 hour late train #20, cranes and bridge deck sections
Title:  Rear of 6 1/2 hour late train #20, cranes and bridge deck sections
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:48:12 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger
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Fishing Creek (or Campbell Ave.) trestle
Title:  Fishing Creek (or Campbell Ave.) trestle
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:50:19 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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Fishing Creek trestle construction timeline mentioned in this 1909 article.
Title:  Fishing Creek trestle construction timeline mentioned in this 1909 article.
Description:  Fishing Creek was one of four constructed when the Southern built a cut-off around downtown Lynchburg, 1906-1911.
Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:52:06 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Fishing Creek builders plate is still in place!
Title:  Fishing Creek builders plate is still in place!
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:54:53 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Fishing Creek trestle and crane to change out deck spans
Title:  Fishing Creek trestle and crane to change out deck spans
Description:  The small wooden trestle in the foreground is called, I beleive, the Watering Creek branch or spur. Until it was taken out of service many years ago it served Campbell Payne Lumber near the intersection of Fort Ave and 12th St.
Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:56:56 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Two deck spans have already been put into place.
Title:  Two deck spans have already been put into place.
Description:  Signals seen govern southbound movement through CP (or "the plant" as the Southern called such places) Durmid. Durmid is a railroad-created word which comes from the original RR's that crossed near here: the Lynchburg & DURham and the Virgina MIDland. See Durmid on the map! 1890 Lynchburg quadrant. http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/virginia/txu-pclmaps-topo-va-lynchburg-1890.jpg
Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:58:23 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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Two bridge workers share a laugh 75 feet off the ground
Title:  Two bridge workers share a laugh 75 feet off the ground
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 10:59:42 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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Old span is lifted off trestle supports, known as "bents".
Title:  Old span is lifted off trestle supports, known as "bents".
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:01:26 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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Old bridge deck section swings free from the bridge
Title:  Old bridge deck section swings free from the bridge
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:03:20 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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Crane swings old bridge deck span out of the way
Title:  Crane swings old bridge deck span out of the way
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:05:46 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Old span close to ground. Replacement awaits placement.
Title:  Old span close to ground. Replacement awaits placement.
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:07:14 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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The sparks fly as rail above the next bridge deck sections to be replaced is cut.
Title:  The sparks fly as rail above the next bridge deck sections to be replaced is cut.
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:09:08 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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Sparks fall from rail being cut above the next deck sections to be replaced.
Title:  Sparks fall from rail being cut above the next deck sections to be replaced.
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:11:08 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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New deck span being attached to crane
Title:  New deck span being attached to crane
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:13:39 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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New bridge span starts its trip skyward
Title:  New bridge span starts its trip skyward
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:15:16 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Broadside of new deck span being hoisted up.
Title:  Broadside of new deck span being hoisted up.
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:16:30 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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New deck span high in the air, next to bridge.
Title:  New deck span high in the air, next to bridge.
Description:  The replacement span sure looks beefier than the old one!
Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:17:46 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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New bridge deck span hovers over its new resting place
Title:  New bridge deck span hovers over its new resting place
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:19:56 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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Easy does it!  New bridge deck span swung into position before lowering
Title:  Easy does it! New bridge deck span swung into position before lowering
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:21:47 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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New deck span is almost home.
Title:  New deck span is almost home.
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:23:15 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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A few more inches and the job is done!
Title:  A few more inches and the job is done!
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Photo Date:  9/25/2018  Upload Date: 9/25/2018 11:25:02 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Bridge
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A week later that last section of bridge deck was placed.  Track panel taken off old span.
Title:  A week later that last section of bridge deck was placed. Track panel taken off old span.
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:17:39 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Track panel lifted off old span is set out of the way onto Campbell Ave.
Title:  Track panel lifted off old span is set out of the way onto Campbell Ave.
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:25:49 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
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With the track panel out of the way the gang of men wait for the crane to be positioned to get old span out
Title:  With the track panel out of the way the gang of men wait for the crane to be positioned to get old span out
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:33:55 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Beginning to lift the old section out.  This is the tenth of ten sections that were replaced
Title:  Beginning to lift the old section out. This is the tenth of ten sections that were replaced
Description:  Bridge in the foreground was the Lynchburg & Danville (originally) connection to the N&W. Abandoned since June 1982.
Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:22:10 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Old span is lifted up and out of the way
Title:  Old span is lifted up and out of the way
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:29:02 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
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Old deck span is lowered to the street
Title:  Old deck span is lowered to the street
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:31:13 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
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With the old span removed and the crane in the clear permission was given for the PM01 yard job to come through.  Train is making reverse move for about ten miles to deliver plastic pellets to First Brands in Amherst County.
Title:  With the old span removed and the crane in the clear permission was given for the PM01 yard job to come through. Train is making reverse move for about ten miles to deliver plastic pellets to First Brands in Amherst County.
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:42:18 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Units on the PM01 yard job shoving the train north through the work zone
Title:  Units on the PM01 yard job shoving the train north through the work zone
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:46:53 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3346(SD40-2) NS 3363(SD40-2)
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It was about noon when the old deck was removed and out of the way.  Dimwit me thought everyone would knock off for lunch.  I left and when I returned at 12:40p I was shagrined to see the new span was already in place!  Oh well.
Title:  It was about noon when the old deck was removed and out of the way. Dimwit me thought everyone would knock off for lunch. I left and when I returned at 12:40p I was shagrined to see the new span was already in place! Oh well.
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:50:00 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Panel of track is lowered onto the new, and last, span.
Title:  Panel of track is lowered onto the new, and last, span.
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:53:35 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Everything is in place now.  The Appalachian power truck to the left is on the scene to remove orange guards from their overhead wires and Campbell Ave. will soon be reopened to traffic
Title:  Everything is in place now. The Appalachian power truck to the left is on the scene to remove orange guards from their overhead wires and Campbell Ave. will soon be reopened to traffic
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Photo Date:  10/9/2018  Upload Date: 10/11/2018 12:57:03 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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