C&O Railway Craig Valley Branch

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Saddle Bound - This pamphlet gives a complete history of the branch from Eagle Rock, Virginia on the C&O's James River Subdivision to the town of Newcastle, Va. The line was built to tap iron ore during the 1890s iron ore boom in Virginia, but the deposits never proved supportive. It persisted carrying rural products into the 1950s, finally being turned into a state highway after abandonment. Many of the old bridges are still in use and are on the National Register of Historic Places. The line used a wooden combine on a mixed passenger train into the diesel era. Many illustrations, maps, plats, and detailed history.

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