East of the Blue Ridge

Chronicle of an On30 quarry railroad

Autumn in the Foothills

Autumn is my favorite season for driving the backroads of Nelson County.

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My road trips have evolved from mad dashes trying to see as much as possible to focused trips to one particular spot in order to spend enough time there to really "see" it. My favorite places tend to be near railroads or abandoned grades. When I come upon a particularly modelgenic scene, I speculate on the possiblity of the narrow country road being built on an old narrow gauge railroad grade.