On a trip up to the Norton/Wise area of southwest Virginia, my buddy wanted to see if we could locate the now mostly forgotten Dorchester Junction, an interchange point for the Interstate Railroad and the L&N at 36.926574, -82.659993. Interstate came east from Kent Junction, crossed over here and headed on up to Dorchester and Needmore. All that’s left of the old Interstate line is the railbed and this abutment and leads to the actual Dorchester Junction:
This area is named “Dnor” now. The abutment is right where my buddy is standing.
The trestle, made of timber, crossed the valley here over to where the new highway runs now.
Here are some of the remnants of the old trestle, lying beside the now stripped railbed: