Tag Archives: railroads

A Rail Yard and Interstate 81

From WVTF:

The legal battle over Norfolk Southern’s plan to put an intermodal rail yard in Montgomery County centers on whether the twenty-six million dollars Virginia wants to spend on the project would benefit the public or the railroad.

 

 

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A film in progress

I’m still not finished with the film about the 2010 New River Expedition, but I have a short version. Here is what it looks like so far.

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Wild & Scenic and Under Siege

I presented a film at the 2011 Appalachian Studies Conference, but it was originally intended to be a radio documentary. You can hear the audio here.

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The Latest New River Expedition

I don’t think I’ve mentioned the blog where I’ve been making occasional posts about the 2010 New River Expedition. You’ll find audio, video, short essays and photos there. It was made possible, in part, through a grant from The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge.

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Southwest Virginia’s economy

Here’s a piece I did for Virginia Business Magazine, showing how Southwest Virginia is working to expand its economic horizons.

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Dollars for roadways

It’s not a spectacular piece of work, but it seems like I haven’t put anything up here in a while. Ray Pethtel’s answer to Virginia’s lack of transportation funding.

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Cowan Tunnel

The Heartland Corridor is — or will be — a rail line running from Virginia’s ports in Hampton Roads to Ohio that can handle trains of double-stacked containers. Here’s a link to some video of one of the tunnels being prepared to handle the taller trains.

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