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Providing coverage on Norfolk Southern's Washington District between Bealeton and Barboursville, Virginia.  Coverage also provided for Buckingham Branch Railroad's Orange Division, western end of the Piedmont Division, and eastern end of the North Mountain Subdivision.

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Amtrak Engine 15 heads north past old Orange, VA station, now a community building.  The unoccupied track nearest the station is the ex-C&O lead (now Buckingham Branch)

Amtrak passes old Orange VA station

 

 

Orange, Virginia is located near milepost 85 on Norfolk Southern's Washington District, between Culpeper and Charottesville, and marks the beginning of Buckingham Branch's Orange Subdivision that extends to Gordaonsville.  Norfolk Southern hosts several general merchandise and intermodal trains, along with Amtrak's Crescent and Lynchburg Regional each day.  Amtrak's Cardinal enters the Buckgham Branch railroad from NS's Washington District at Orange thrice weekly.  (Click on the train's name for its schedule).

 


 

 

Channels Currently Scanned on the Orange Feed

 

Norfolk Southern Washington District:

AAR Channel 56:  160.950 - CH 1, road and Washington Disaptcher (Greenville, SC)

AAR Channel  9:   160.245 - CH 2, dispatcher to train

AAR Channel 48:  160.830 - CH 2, train to dispatcher

 

Trackside Analyzers:

MP 91.5 - Somerset

MP 79.2 - Rapidan

MP 64.4 - Inlet

MP 52.7 - Bealeton

 

Norfolk Southern Heritage 8099 painted in Southern green commemorates a trip on home rails south on the Ex-Southern mainline.

NS 8099 Southern Heritage Unit leads a hot-shot intermodal along the Ex-Southern Mainline

 

 

Buckingham Branch Railroad Orange, Piedmont, and North Mountain Subdivisions:

AAR Channel 23:  160.455 - road and dispatcher

AAR Channle 40:  160.710 - yard

 

CSX Engine 350 passes the old C&O G-Tower in Gordonsville, VA journeying westbound on the Buckingham Branch mainline with empty coal hoppers. The Orange Subdivision is the unoccupied track in the foreground.

Westbound CSX passes old C&O G-Tower on the Buckingham Branch Mainline

 

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   North toward Manassas and B-Line
 64.4 Inlet
 Defect Detector
  Mountain Run
 North End Double Track
  Winston South End Double Track
  Mitchell
 
  Buena
 
  Old Rapidan
 
 79.2 Rapidan Defect Detector / North End Double Track
  Larmont
 
  Orange South End Double Track  / Lead track to Buckingham Branch
  Montpelier 
  May 
 91.5 Weyburn Defect Detector  / North End Double Track
  

 South toward Charlottesville and Lynchburg