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Currituck Railroad Tracks

Currituck Railroad Tracks




Had an epiphany while traveling home yesterday. In all the years we've been coming and going, different days of the week and months of the year, we've never seen a train on the tracks. Do they ever get used anymore?


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Looks like it is still operational... look up Chesapeake & Albemarle RR.


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Might be used in the fall to carry out the huge harvest from the farms in Currituck County. It's costing somebody a pretty penny to keep that track in good condition.


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It's a spur line from Chesapeake that runs to Edenton. Probably doesn't see much traffic, particularly on weekends. Hauls stuff like chemicals, lumber, crushed rock, etc. I've seen a train running through the area before. Just a few weeks ago I saw them doing track maintenance in Moyock.


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I have only had to stop for a train once there in the past 4 years. I travel through there often but because I travel through there on weekdays as well as weekends, I am not sure what day of the week it was.


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We were heading down several weeks ago and a train was running south/west and crossed 168 just below Moyock and we had to stop. A couple of cars in front of us took off quickly after it passed and I wasn't sure why. It turns out that they were turning right about a mile down the road and trying to beat the train before it cut them off again. They didn't make it and got stuck twice. Theeth smiley


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I knew you guys would know the answers! Thanks!


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Next time you drive down leave a penny on the track and see if it's been flattened on the drive back up a week later.


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The train runs twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) if I recall correctly. It is leased from Norfolk Southern Corp. The line runs from Chesapeake all the way down to Edenton. Prior to 1989, it continued across the Albemarle sound down to Plymouth. The line was built as the Norfolk and Southern Railroad (not the same as the current NSRR) and originally went from Norfolk all the way to Charlotte. It's one of the oldest railroads in the state.