Viewing Platform at Norfolk Southern Tracks

Rip Track Mar 12, 2022

  1. Rip Track

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    I thought I’d share this viewing site built along the Norfolk Southern tracks in Ludlow Kentucky. The first impression I had was that it resembles a signal tower. It has a staircase and and elevator to get to the viewing level.

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    Here is the view straight across the tracks.
    Sorry about my camera phone. Items are closer than the appear!
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    Here is the view looking north towards Cincinnati. That's the Southern railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River. You can just make out Union Terminal behind it.

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  2. Hardcoaler

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    Dang, that is really cool! Neat that train watching spots are sprouting up in a lot of places.
     
  3. Pfunk

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    really beautiful outlook over the bridge and water! Loving the restored caboose, too.
     
  4. Rip Track

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    Here you go Pfunk. A better view I think.

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  5. Pfunk

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    Very cool! The science & industry museum in downtown Columbus used to have an interactive coal mine - was underground and everything, you sat in an LHD and watched a film, was really fantastic - and at the end there was a beautifully refinished caboose you could go through. Lots of memories of playing in that thing. Sadly, they moved to a different location in the city and a lot of those more extensive exhibits weren't kept.

    Every kid should get to be in a caboose at some point though HAHA
     
  6. Shortround

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    All I've seen here are two nice wood benches donated by the home owners association. It's across the street from the main line (45mph) and between two switching yards.
     
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