RailPictures.Net Photo: Norfolk Southern Rails at Norton, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Norton, Virginia, USA (more..)
February 17, 2013
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Found in the small former Interstate yard at "Top," the control point in Norton is this odd piece of track work. This still in-service spur features several 80-pound rails rolled by Carnegie Steel in 1915 on the north side, and 132-pound steel from U.S. Steel rolled in 1957 on the south side. This is beyond the normal transition or "step" joint near the switch with the main line where the main line 132-pound steel would be linked to the lighter rail of a spur track. Of course it's fully functional, but an unconventional way to build super-elevation into the track structure. :)
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