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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.


From Consolidation Coal Company collection

Mile 72
NPS File915


Collection Location:
C&O National Historic Park

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

Maryland, 1824-1938

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

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