RailPictures.Net Photo: CSXT 316 CSX Transportation (CSXT) GE AC4400CW at Ft. Blackmore, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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CSX Transportation (CSXT) (more..)
GE AC4400CW (more..)
Monkey Curve (more..)
Ft. Blackmore, Virginia, USA (more..)
February 16, 2004
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CSXT 316 (more..)
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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Milepost 66.5, just south of Ft. Blackmore, VA on the former Clinchfield, has been nicknamed "Monkey Curve" for as along as I can remember (it's even noted as such on a 1973 track profile book I have). An old guy who lived by the tracks years ago owned a monkey, and the trained it to wave at passing trains. Long after the old guy and his pet monkey expired, the nickname for this spot lives on---and probably always will as long as this is an active railroad line.
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