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PC: Bennings Yard office fire (ex-PRR) (fwd)

Got this on our TotalCSX list, thhought it might be of interest to some of the
list members. 


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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 18:29:34 -0400
From: "paul w. woodring" <pww57 -AT- hotmail.com>
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To: totalcsx -AT- lists.railfan.net
Subject: (totalcsx) Bennings Yard office fire

Since I haven't seen this posted here yet I'm going to assume that it is not 
common knowledge outside of CSX that the Benning Road (DC) yard office was 
gutted by fire on July 4.  It was definitely arson (set in five different 
places in the building) and they are now operating the yard from 
construction trailers.  Having heard that long term plans called for tearing 
the building down anyway and relocating it down towards the old engine 
servicing area to allow the Alexandria Extention to be moved over to 
directly flow both tracks into the Landover Line in the yard for more 
efficient moves, I guess this marks the end for another PRR era structure.  

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