Newport News, VA
Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:10 PM
What's the rental car situation like? The rocket surgeons at work booked me with Enterprise up on J. Clyde, but looking at a map it seems like there are several closer options. These are the same geniuses that booked my outbound train a day late (despite booking my rental car for pickup on Wednesday and a hotel for me Wednesday night, I'm on Thursday morning's 67).
Is it a dreadful place to wait, or is there some decent train watching to be had? I may end up with some time to kill before 66 leaves, and I can find plenty to occupy me elsewhere if there's not anything worthwhile at the station.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:23 PM
Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:21 PM
NPN is right at the entrance to a CSX yard, so you might see some coal trains arriving.
Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:16 AM
(1) Are you on 67 or 95?
(2) Living about two miles from the station (I can, in theory, walk), there's not a lot beyond an occasional train coming or going. Down in the coal yards, however, I've seen a few 1950s-vintage locos doing switcher duty in the past.
(3) The station itself is pretty non-descript. I think my favorite part is the fact that despite all of this, they assigned the name "Lafayette Square" to said station...which in the area makes it sound like it's some old town square, perhaps in a shopping district or something else CW-ish. It's not. It's just the parking lot.
Edit: If you're inbound, it's train 66, not 67.
Edited by Anderson, 17 January 2018 - 04:27 AM.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:17 AM
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