Shenandoah County Library Archives

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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 Stoney 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 Presidents 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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An unlabeled postcard showing the freight depot in New Market Virginia.

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Postcard with a photograph showing the railroad depot in Quicksburg Virginia.

The postcard is undated.

The depot was removed from its original location and moved to private property where is still stands.

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Postcard showing the Southern Railway Depot in Mt. Jackson Virginia

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Postcard showing a portion of railroad track in Mt. Jackson Virginia. It is labeled "4 Miles Straight Track Southern Railway Mt. Jackson VA."

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Postcard showing a photograph of the passenger depot in Edinburg Virginia.

The structure was originally located is now located in the area of what is now the Edinburg Fire station. After the discontinuation of passenger service it was moved N.…

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Color postcard with a picture of the railroad bridge crossing Narrow Passage Creek. The bridge is located between Woodstock and Edinburg Virginia.

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Postcard showing a picture of the railroad bridge at Willow Grove, also known as Narrow Passage, south of Woodstock Virginia.
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