|CLASSIC RAILROAD PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES
Alphabetical list Page V-W
Water Level Route
Location: Along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers in New York state.
Railroad: Amtrak, Metro-North (ex Penn Central, ex New York Central)
Significance: Important passenger and freight corridor.
Location: Oregon Cascades, northwest of Cascade Summit
Railroad: UP (ex SP)
Significance: Twisting key north-south line.
Location: In the Feather River Canyon, in Northwestern California. about halfway between Portola, CA and Keddie Wye.
Railroad: UP (ex WP)
Significance: Approximately a mile in circumference, the loop is used to maintain the relatively easy one percent grade of the line.
Viginia Transportation Museum
Location: Downtown Roanoke, VA N 37.27293, W 79.94591
Railroad: Historical artifacts of he N&W, C&O, The Southern, & The Virginian
Significance: The home of the newly operational J-Class steam engine #611
Includes curated information of the following:
•the famous shops of the Norfolk and Western Railway in Roanoke
•the shops and yards of the Chesapeake and Ohio at Clifton Forge
•the Southern Railway facilities at Monroe near Lynchburg
•and the facilities of the Virginian Railway in Roanoke