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This is an image of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad coming into the Sulphur Mine. The railroad was the sole method of the mines transporting their ore and receiving supplies. One worry of the mines was that the threat of war could cause their raw…

Louisa was a major depot stop on the railroad between Richmond and Gordonsville. The train stopped to unload passengers at the Louisa Hotel where visitors often stayed to escape the heat and unhealthy air in the city (Richmond) during summer.

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Cheaspeake & Ohio Railroad Station at Bumpass.
Notice spelling of BUMPAS. A result of a longtime dispute between H. J. T. Webner and railroad and postoffice authorities to eliminate one "S" of BUMPASS. Succeeded with the railroad company but failed…

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Afton Railroad Station, east of Crozet tunnel circa 1950's

The Virginia Central Railroad was a vital link between the region just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Richmond. When vast mineral deposits were being mined in Mineral City in Louisa County, the railroad was vital for transporting shipments of…