Shenandoah County Library Archives

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Photographic card bearing an image of a steam locomotive and cars on the Narrow Passage Railroad Trestle located between Edinburg and Woodstock Virginia.

The reverse bears an advertisement for "War Views," images of various Civil War sites in…

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Photograph of a railroad track curving through a forest of trees.

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Photograph of a railroad trestle on what is commonly called the "Dinky" Railroad which connected Edinburg Virginia to Liberty Iron Furnace in western Shenandoah County.

The exact location of the trestle along the line is unknown.

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Photograph of an unidentified man wearing overalls. He is standing next to a powered railroad hand car.

This handcar was utilized on the "Dinky Railroad" which ran from Edinburg Virginia to Liberty Iron Furnace in Shenandoah County during the…

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Photograph of a group of unidentified people assembled in front of a rough-looking building that sits on footers. Railroad tracks are visible in front of the group.

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Damaged photograph showing railcars and the rear of the Strasburg Steam Flouring Mill in Strasburg Virginia.

Strasburg Steam Flouring Mills occupied the area at 390 East King Street and its parking lot. Original mill buildings stood at the back…

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Looking east towards Signal Knob Mountain from Strasburg. The railroad bridge runs close to the Shenandoah and Warren County line.

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Photograph showing a crane mounted on a railcar working on the railroad trestle crossing Toms Brook in the town of Toms Brook Virginia.

This photograph was taken in the spring of 1924 when the Southern Railway Company installed a new bridge at…

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Photograph of a group of men working with a railroad crane to install of piece of the railroad trestle crossing Toms Brook in the Town of Toms Brook Virginia.

The photograph was taken in 1924 when the trestle was reconstructed.

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Photograph of five men working with a railroad crane to install a piece of the railroad trestle crossing Toms Brook in the Town of Toms Brook Virginia.

The photograph was taken in 1924 when the trestle was reconstructed.

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Photograph showing an elevated view of the Town of Toms Brook Virginia with a focus on the area along the Southern Railway line.

The Toms Brook Depot is visible in the foreground.

This photograph would have been taken in 1924 when the…

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Photograph showing a crane mounted on a railcar working on the railroad trestle crossing Toms Brook in the town of Toms Brook Virginia.

This photograph was taken in the spring of 1924 when the Southern Railway Company installed a new bridge at…

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Photograph showing the railroad bridge crossing Stony Creek in Edinburg after it was destroyed by a fire.

The photograph is undated, but the fire occurred on August 2, 1915.

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Letter sent from the Superintendent of the Railway Mail Service to the Shenandoah Iron & Coal Company in Liberty Furnace Virginia.

The letter notes the Postal Department had approved delivery of mail using the company's rail line between Edinburg…

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Complimentary rail pass issued to George Rye, Treasurer of Virginia, by the "Richmond & Danville and Piedmont Railroad Co's." in 1871. Rye was a resident of Edinburg Virginia

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Engineering drawing showing a hopper car. The drawings are part of a collection related to the Liberty Iron Furnace Company which operated a narrow railroad in the western portion of Shenandoah County.

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Engineering drawing of a flat car produced by the Ryan-McDonald Manufacturing Company of Baltimore Maryland.
The drawings are part of a collection related to the Liberty Iron Furnace Company which operated a narrow railroad in the western portion…

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Photograph showing the aftermath of a wreck involving a train on the the "Dinky" Railroad which connected Edinburg Virginia with the iron operations at Liberty Furnace. The wreck occured on March 2, 1911 when the railroad trestle crossing Stony Creek…

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Drawing showing the ruins of the Narrow Passage Bridge following its collapse on March 6, 1876. Produced by W.O. Towns of Mt. Jackson Virginia.

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A letter written to W.R. Merriam of the Liberty Iron Furnace Company threatening to destroy the "Dinky" railroad, which connected the furnace with Edinburg Virginia, unless James Sine and Thomas Foltz were fired.

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Photograph showing two boys on a Southern Railway Express Company loading wagon filled with chickens.

The photograph is dated October 1914. The boys are unidentified. Most likely the image was taken at the Toms Brook railroad depot, but that…

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In 1915 the German Army released the effective Chlorine gas attack of World War One against British positions in Ypres. Before the end of the war these types of Chemical agents would kill or injure millions of men on both sides.
To combat these…

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On May 20th, 1899 William McKinley, President of the United States, travelled through Shenandoah County aboard a special B&O Railroad Coach. The President was returning to Washington DC after spending time vacationing in Hot Springs Virginia.…

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This photograph most likely shows a locomotive of the B&O Railroad that had been involved in a wreck in Woodstock Virginia.

Local reports indicate that the wreck occurred on August 27, 1892. A northbound train, pulled by engine Number 199, a…

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Postcard showing Brock's Gap in Rockigham County Virginia and a Railroad Bridge
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