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Virginian Railway Memories
Aubrey C. Wiley
Aubrey Wiley
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2015-09-15 00:00:00
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Virginian Railway Memories

A Comprehensive Handbook & Pictorial with Stories

By Aubrey C. Wiley.

Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11", 233 glossy pages, 400+ color and b/w photos, rosters, maps, drawings, index. 2015.

"The Virginian Railway was built in the first decade of the twentieth century and flourished until being merged in Norfolk & Western Railway in 1959.

"Here's the story of a most modern, colorful and interesting railroad. It includes well written personal stories by people who worked on the old Virginian, had family who worked on the railroad or lived nearby.

"A good deal of local history is covered for dozens of cities, towns and communities served by the Virginian from Norfolk, Virginia, across south side Virginia, through the Piedmont, into the mountain foothills and deep in the coalfields of West Virginia.

"Maps, data and plans are in abundance to support the revelations found in this book.

"Equipment roosters are included for locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars and M or W equipment.

"Pages of freight train consists in the 1940s and 1950s are from actual freight conductor logs, aka 'wheel reports.'

"References lists with pictures identify freight shippers and coal mines along the railroad.

"This book is perfect for railroad historians, railfans, local and regional historians and model railroaders."