Date added: 4.4.2015
This second volume in a series of books about railroading in Virginia details the history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway from its inception as the Louisa Railroad in central Virginia in 1836 up to modern times. Each chapter explains how a subdivision of the railway developed, including the types of locomotive used, the nature of the traffic carried, and geographical considerations. The many photographs are mostly from the 1930-1960 era. Maps and track plans add to the rich illustrative treatment, making this a gazetteer of the line. Virginia Railroads Volume 2: Chesapeake & Ohio by Thomas W. Dixon Jr.