Expanded Passenger Service to Norfolk

Last week, the Richmond Times-Dispatch carried a story by Luz Lazo of the Washington Post. The article starts as follows,

Virginia is adding more Amtrak service between the nation’s capital and eastern and western parts of the state, the latest milestone in Virginia’s multibillion-dollar expansion of its passenger rail network.

New round trips start July 11: one to Norfolk and another to Roanoke, bringing to eight the number of state-funded round trips from Washington. The expansion, state and railroad officials said, addresses growing demand for more intercity train service in the state.

So, there will be more passenger trains passing through town.

Virtual Railfan Live Feed

Here is a link to the live feed of the Railfan camera located on England St.

Railfan Live Feed, England St., Ashland, VA

The YouTube address is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIwzSSGbxZw. The administrators of the site say,

You are watching a live stream of Ashland, Virginia USA, for people who enjoy watching trains. You are welcome to join our family friendly chat, but keep in mind that there’s a community with rules already established. Please check them out below. North Cam: https://youtu.be/zys9cWMwfpY South Cam: https://youtu.be/BsZoTLiHA-s PTZ Cam (Chat): https://youtu.be/VIwzSSGbxZw Special thanks to Hometown Realty for hosting our North and South cams! Visit them at https://www.hometownrealtyservices.com. The PTZ is hosted by the Town of Ashland: https://ashlandva.gov. Thank you moderator Don Root for sponsoring the new cam!