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Norfolk & Western Railroad Bridge (at Shepherdstown)


Norfolk & Western Railroad Bridge Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



Norfolk & Western Railroad Bridge with canal in foreground

The Norfolk & Western Railroad was born from the dissolved Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad and would eventually buy the troubled Shenandoah Valley Railway that had first come to Shepherdstown in 1880. The bridge was finished July 7, 1880, months after the train tracks had been laid on the southern portion of the Shenandoah Valley Railway route.

This photograph was taken around 1920 by the Consolidation Coal Company and shows the two modes of transportation, the and the canal.




ID:
wcco001

Creator:
From Consolidation Coal Company collection

Notes:
Mile 72
NPS File915

Date:
1920?

Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

Subject:
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Coverage:
Maryland, 1824-1938

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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