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Norfolk Southern begins tearing down Smoke Stacks

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Changes to the Roanoke skyline has begun as Norfolk Southern started demolishing it's smoke stacks Wednesday.

So far, one has been taken down. Weather permitting, the other smoke stack is scheduled to be demolished tomorrow.

The iconic white and black Norfolk Southern sigh has also been removed, but will be put back up when construction is complete. 

Locomotive manager Chuck Sloan says that could be a three month or more process to get it placed back up.

The project is tied to the crescent corridor project that WSLS first told you about several weeks ago.

The project will create a direct track from Louisiana to New Jersey and put 28 more trains a day on the railroad.

It's all an effort to reduce the need for cargo trucks on interstate 81.


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