Shaping The Valley

Local Rail Workers, Historian Discuss How Trains Impacted The Region

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Posted: January 7, 2014

A locomotive waits on a track at the Norfolk and Southern Virginia Division Yard Office on Dec. 2, 2013, in Shenandoah. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
This rail bed for the former Shenandoah Milling Company Inc. was built in the 1900s. The mill, which produced “Stonewall Jackson” and “General Lee” brand flours, was converted into shops and offices along first street in Shenandoah. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Union Station Restaurant and Bar may not stand in the old station, but the downtown fixture pays homage to the history of area railroads. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)

Recently, the New Market Historical Society hosted a program that set the wheels of history rolling along the tracks that railroads traced through the Valley. And, although the history of the system…

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