Virginian Railroad in Virginia

The Virginian Railway was built as a coal-hauling line from West Virginia to Sewell Point at Norfolk. Two coal piers there loaded coal onto ships for export.

The Virginian wa designed to compete with the Norfolk and Western, not to share traffic. The two ines crossed only twice, at Glen Lyn on the New River in Giles County and in South Norfolk.1

the Virginian Railroad was a single-purpose line, with a route designed to carry coal (not passengers or other freight) from West Virginia to Norfolk
the Virginian Railroad was a single-purpose line, with a route designed to carry coal (not passengers or other freight) from West Virginia to Norfolk
Source: Boston Public Library, Map of the Virginian Railway

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References

1. "Virginian Railway - First Subdivision (Norfolk Division)," Rails in Virginia, http://www.railsinvirginia.com/abandoned/virginian/norfolk_division.html (last checked August 8, 2016)


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