Virginia’s rail trails range from the popular path of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail to wilderness walks with wispy waterfalls. These lines pass scenes once viewed only by the eyes of train engineers or a few lucky passengers. Now those trails can be enjoyed by anyone looking for a scenic hike or relaxing bike ride or even those saddling up horses. From the sunrise side of the Eastern Shore to the setting sun at the Cumberland Gap, each trail, like the “Virginia Creeper” or the “Dick & Willie,” has a personality and grandeur all its own. Join author Joe Tennis as he explores restored train stations, discovers a railroad’s lost island graveyard and crosses the commonwealth on its idyllic paths.
Page Extent : 256 pp. + 16 pp. color-photo insert
Trim Size : 6 x 9
Over 135 images
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Both a history and guide
This is more than a trail book. It's a railroad history book, too - and packed with photos of trains, depots, trestles. Anybody with an interest in Virginia, especially trains, needs to have this book. It shows what has been done and what could be done with our old railroads. Best of all, it tells how to get to some great places to enjoy.