buckingham branch railroad

Enraged screams: Turmoil preceded train track fatality
Published on Feb 12th, 2013
60 comments Around 8pm February 11, Emily Bolden was outside her Albemarle County house beside the original Woolen Mills, gathering sticks to make a fire when she heard screams to the east. A woman's screams....
Sledgehammer
Published on Aug 20th, 2012
6 comments A Buckingham Branch employee sledgehammers slag off a new track weld between 1st and 2nd Street Northeast in Charlottesville. Dictionary.com lists no synonyms, but the word sledgehammer is derived...
Stuck on the Buckingham Branch
Published on Jul 6th, 2012
8 comments Falling trees along the rail lines that connect Charlottesville to Chicago have put a stop to all rail traffic along the CSX/Buckingham Branch rail line. Empty grain cars have been stranded rail...
Snap: BB crosses the James
Published on Sep 24th, 2010
0 comments Buckingham Branch engine #1 crosses the James. PHOTO BY SR FOX From the Route 15 automobile bridge, photographer SR Fox captured an eastern view of the James River and the Buckingham Branch Railroad...
RR fence comes down
Published on May 21st, 2010
5 comments The May 14 fence erection caused uproar in Crozet. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Buckingham Branch unblocked much of the parking lot May 21 at the Square in Crozet, one week after sealing it off, the...
Snap o' the day: Fenced out
Published on May 20th, 2010
0 comments Merchants at the Square in Crozet are being squeezed by the loss of two-thirds of the parking there. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE The controversial no-park zone at the Square in Crozet, fenced in by...
Snap: Carr's Field train
Published on May 17th, 2010
1 comments About a dozen miles west of this point, a railroad controversy reigns. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Two spectators to first-round action at the Boys Middle School Lacrosse League's season-ending...
Downtown Crozet to lose its main parking lot over RR fears
Published on May 7th, 2010
35 comments In 1994, a nursing home receptionist and the elderly walker-using woman she was trying to save were struck and killed by one of these in Crozet. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Turns out it's owned by the...
Late Wednesday: Amtrak's late, later, and canceled
Published on Dec 23rd, 2009
3 comments The Buckingham Branch (CSX) tracks near an Ivy-area crossing Saturday morning. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Same spot, but looking in the opposite direction on Tuesday morning. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER...
Snap: Walkin' the tracks
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
1 comments Two people use the CSX/Buckingham Branch train tracks to travel between Ridge Street–- vantage point for this September 29 photo–- toward the heart of downtown. As some students learned...
Overhead train
Published on Jul 13th, 2009
1 comments A freight train is silhouetted against the sky over the Corner District in this image captured July 3.
They've been workin' on the railroad
Published on Mar 14th, 2009
8 comments A pair of heavy machines, including a ballast tamper, works near Old Ivy Road March 12, thanks to an $8.59 million, six-year state grant to the Buckingham Branch Railroad, which leases the CSX...
Blow off: Trains horns drone on
Published on Aug 25th, 2005
0 comments After a long summer of passing trains sounding their 96+ decibel horns through each public grade intersection, August 12 was to be the first night of peace and relative quiet for Charlottesville...
COVER- Shorting the C&O: Is this any way to run a railroad?
Published on May 13th, 2004
0 comments BY HAWES SPENCER EDITOR@READTHEHOOK.COM PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO News that railroad behemoth CSX might hand over the historic Chesapeake & Ohio main line between Richmond and Clifton Forge to a...