Norfolk and Western Railway Stations and Depots (Images of Rail) (Paperback)

Norfolk and Western Railway Stations and Depots (Images of Rail) By C. Nelson Harris Cover Image
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The tracks of the Norfolk and Western Railway snaked through Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and the coalfields of West Virginia. For nearly 100 years, the Norfolk and Western brought freight, passengers, and economic vitality to large cities and rural mining towns. At each stop was the depot or station; some stations were large, architecturally ornate structures that represented the muscular energy and romantic era of this great steam railway with its famed J-class engines. In other places there were small wooden depots that depicted the hard-scrabble life of the mining communities, tucked amid steep mountain valleys that were indelibly shaped by the railway's presence. Today some of those structures remain, while many disappeared when the railway ceased passenger or other service. The Norfolk and Western eventually merged with the Southern Railway, and though the trains of the Norfolk Southern still run along those same lines, they simply pass by where they used to stop many years ago.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738566696
ISBN-10: 0738566691
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: December 1st, 2009
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of Rail