From the Orange & Alexandria to the mighty Norfolk Southern, our local railroad is packed with nearly 150 years of railroad history. Follow the railroad's importance in the development of our area, role in the Civil War, and integration as one of the leading railroads in the World.
Photo: NS D9-40CW #9791. Source: Emmett Tullos
Southern Railway operated for many years in and around our region. To many it was the railroad which stood above the rest with its prestigious passenger trains. It serviced Warrenton until its herald changed in 1982.
Photo: E8 #6908 at Peachtree Station in Atlanta, GA. October, 1972.Source: Martin K. O'Toole
NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILWAY
Though the Norfolk & Western Railway was not active in our area, it did however play a major role along with the Southern Railway in the forming of Norfolk Southern. It is the fallen flag of Warrenton's Caboose.
Photo: N&W J-class #610 at Roanoke passenger station. January 1, 1955. Source: Don Ball Collection