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Posted by: lehighrrgreg
Posted on: Dec 14th, 2017, 5:53am
Apologies if already discussed, but can anyone tell me the date ranges (if any) the B&O serviced New Market, VA? Iím not a B&O guy and thereís not much out there on the netz.
Posted by: HwyHaulier
Posted on: Dec 14th, 2017, 1:04pm
Great question! Here, your writer may have forgotten more than whatever may be easily recalled.
Ages ago, there a time whereby Baltimore based B & O operated its own line of railroad below Martinsburg WV and Winchester VA, to and from a point (IIRC) at end of line, Strasburg VA. At some point in its history, the segment Strasburg and Winchester sold off to what became Southern RR System. For fact, it may have been so long ago the segment sold off to the Richmond & Danville RR (which later part of SRS).
Your writer can't recall a date of the B&O - SRS transaction. The facts are in print (somewhere), tho the source does not come to mind. Ages back, circa late 1950s - early 1960, there were B&O excursions, Baltimore, and what was end of line at Winchester. (SIGH! HTH) ... Vern ...