4396Re: Dahlgren VA
- Oct 1, 2002Hello,
> That makes sense then. I'd add that I noticed a prefab aggregateNever seen one near Ft. A.P. Hill, is that the part of 301
> hut further down the route in VA on 301 near AP Hill; the AT&T arrow
> markers on both north and southbound sides on 301 seem to be
> decades old but the hut newer. It is a replica of the hut Albert
> had pointed out in Waldorf; at that location older "arrows" exist
> also. Likely both were put in about the time fiber was installed,
> from my recollection. However, whereas the Waldorf hut was
> abandoned (as one would expect if the line were diverted to Waldorf
> AT&T upon turndown of MW), this hut appeared operational.
that goes through the fort? Hope not. I have seen three off 301/2 in
the Caroline Co. along with a maintence facility. Also seen one in
Henrico Co. near Richmond City limits.
The most visible one is near the KOA Campground before Bowling
Green town limits. Almost directly west of the hut (very visible!)
concealed by some trees and accessed from a local road not 301, is a
maintence facility. Piles of route markers (including a CONTEL marker
for some reason) and unmarked mobile generators and hefty grey cinder
block building. Big AT&T silver pad lock on fence among others.
Maintence address is roughly 17355 Gravatt Rd., N. bound 301 hut ID is
The other hut is further south from A.P. Hill/Bowling Green
and located near the intersection of 301/Froglevel Rd. Hut ID FFT13S.
Rough address 16300 Froglevel Rd. It is off the intersection but not
near it if that makes sense (you'd have to look at the roads on a
map). Very visible and very accessable. The third hut, ID FFT14S, is
much closer to the Hanover Co. line and is very difficult to see from
301/2. FFT17S is in Henrico Co. I could not tell if these huts where
active as none seemed to have power meters, although some did have
little green transformer boxes near by making humming sounds.
Speaking of route location there is a similar hut near the
access road to the Buckingham Troposcatter site. I presume its an
extension of the Dillwyn microwave tower/pop with an ID of DFT1S.
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