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Crossings

 The Hendersonville to Brevard Spur was created in 1894 by Tam C. McNeely and construction was begun in 1894. By 1897 the  shine was off that apple and the original builder filed for bankruptcy. The spur was finished in 1898 by J.F.Hays.

 The line went originally to Brevard, but was extended to Rosman in 1900 and again to Lake Toxaway in 1903. Originally designed for freight and passengers, the line was utilized mostly for freight. Indeed, when the Eucuesta plant became operational, the railroad line was used very heavily for freight, both in and out.

 In one of my photographic project musings, I wondered about taking a picture of every street/railroad crossing. There are 42 of them, leaving out private driveways and other small, no traffic crossings. At each crossing I recorded the location in latitude and longitude and the elevation as presented by GPS.

 The pictures were made with a Fuji 6cm by 9cm camera or a 4.5 by 6 cm Bronica camera. All were taken on film and scanned into this booklet.

 The spur begins as a switch on the Norfolk and Southern as it passes through Hendersonville. The crossings are presented in order, that is from Hendersonville to Brevard.

 

The Beginning...

Second Street

Old Spartanburg Highway

Kanuga Road

Spring Street

South Whitted Street

West Allen Street

Blythe Street

Jordan Street

West 5th Street

Glasgow Lane

Daniel Drive

White Pine

Shaw's Creek Lane

Bonaire Drive

Hillside Lane

Turley Falls Road

Yale Road

Old Homestead Road

Allstar Lane

Hunter's Glen Lane

Banner Farm Road

Industrial Road

US 64 in Etowah, NC

Etowah School road

Timberline Road

Little Mountain Drive

Big Willow Creek

Big Willow Creek

Tower Road

Walters Road

Eade Road

Armstrong Road

Valley Green Road

Grove Bridge Road

Crab Creek Road

Everett Road

Old Hendersonville Highway

Davidson River Road

Davidson River bridge

Ecuesta Road

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