The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway TrailThe Virginia Blue Ridge Railway was formed in 1914 to haul American Chestnut timber for local lumber companies. As a short-line railroad of 16 miles, the Railway was intended to connect to larger rail systems with national reach. By the 1920s, the Railway fell on hard times due to World War I, the Chestnut blight, and the Great Depression—all of which greatly reduced the amount of freight available for hauling.
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|Placed By||Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 9:04am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 674339 N 4175264|
|Decimal Degrees||37.70805000, -79.02221667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 42.483', W 79° 1.333'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 42' 28.98" N, 79° 1' 19.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail, Piney River VA 22964, US|
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