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A Level Junction at the Intersection of Two Railways

A Level Junction at the Intersection of Two Railways

This railway junction represents the primary military value of Corinth, during the Civil War. This junction formed the intersection between the Memphis and Charleston, and Mobile and Ohio Railroads. The viewer is facing, generally, toward the northwest. The tracks running along the north-south trend line were used by the Mobile and Ohio; and, the tracks running along the east-west trend line were used by the Memphis and Charleston. This type of crossing is called a level junction. It is uncommon for a level junction to meet at a right angle, since it increases the chance of derailment.
Galleries: Corinth, Railroad Tracks
Keywords: corinth, junction, kansas city southern railway company, level junction, memphis and charleston railroad, mississippi, mobile and ohio railraod, norfolk southern railway, railroad, railroad tracks, railway, west tennessee railroad corporation
Photo Location: Corinth, Mississippi
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 10/31/2011
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.008
F Number: 22
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 34°56'03.32"N 88°31'20.17"W
Picture Number: 20705