Sounds like a railroad name, huh? They are three towns along the old route of US 29, as it comes through Pittsylvania County, and into Campbell County, VA. These were my last stops on the little photo safari I started on June 23, 2012, and they focus mainly on the railroading industry of the area. This kind of stuff you won't see though, unless you get off the bypass, and take the old route through the towns.
The Southern Railway, which is now part of Norfolk Southern (NS), comes up out of Danville, VA, heading for Lynchburg, VA. It has a connection with the former Virginian Railway at Hurt, VA, before it passes over the Roanoke (Staunton) River into Altavista, VA on a high bridge and trestle. Altavista expanded their city park to include some flood plains on the west side of the trestle, and it makes for a very dramatic view when the light is just right. Unfortunately, I was not able to capture any trains on this trip, due mostly to poor timing.Franklin Junction Park 2
, on FlickrGreatna, VA Downtown 3
, on FlickrOld US 29 Bridge
, on FlickrOver The River
, on Flickr
Canon Sure Shot Z135
Kodak Ultramax 400
Post Processing in PSE10 to correct overexposures, and for cropping.
It took me a while to get these posted, as that's kind of hard to do without power.
Link to the rest on Flickr http://flic.kr/s/aHsjAvCU8j