Following the track-numbering scheme of the RF&P, to which the Alexandria Extension (this line) has been affixed by CSX, I'm told (again, by Bob) that the easternmost track is now numbered "2." Thus, the one on the west side is "3."
Let's take a look . . .
|Standing on Tanglewood Drive and pointing the camera south, we find a new switch-and-signal shack (right). The rest of the scene is unchanged from my September visit.|
|This close-up shows that new switch heater at the crossover.|
|Turning around while still standing on Tanglewood Drive and pointing the camera north, we find another new switch-and-signal box for controlling the crossovers between this spot and the bridges. A new switch heater can be seen in the distance.|
|A different view of the switch heater and crossovers north of Tanglewood Drive.|
|Track 3 crosses the old bridge (left) while the new bridge (right) carries Track 2. The sign reads "Danger: Fall Protection Required Beyond This Point." Point taken!|
|Driving north to the top of the east leg of the wye, near Decatur Street, I'm facing south and see little change from previous visits. The clear signal, however, told me to wake up and get away from the track--now!|
|As mentioned above, the apex of the wye still has its switch and is functioning. The track running from the switch south, away from the camera, has now been welded to the new bridge on Track 2 (not visible in this photo).|