C&O Milepost 95.0
Station Number: 94
Code Number: 0142
For quite a while I had little information on Ferrandini other than that it was listed as abandoned in the C&O Index of Stations and Tunnels (1943, updated to 1969). I’ve since acquired many other sources that provide a little more information. Apparently, the stop was built to service the Ferrandini Vineyard and Winery (see the postcard image below). The earliest mention I can find of the station is a passenger timetable dated 1920. Ferrandini was part of a list of stations not shown in the main tables. Two other time tables that I own, 1923 and 1925, also list it in the list of stations not shown in the main tables. Ferrandini was also named in the C&O’s September 1934 List of Officers, Agents, Stations, Etc. Ferrandini did not appear at all on a 1937 timetable.
I don’t have any clear idea when Ferrandini was added as a station. The style of waiting shed shown on the poastcard was adopted by the C&O in 1902, but Ferrandini isn’t shown on any of the Valuation maps I’ve seen and they were prepared in 1916.
|This postcard image shows the Ferrandini Vineyard and Winery and the C&O waiting shed built to service it. The shed is one of the C&O standard waiting sheds. (From a postcard in the collection of Larry Z. Daily)|
This map was prepared from U.S.G.S. topological maps, C&O track charts dated 1963, C&O Side Track Records dated 1937, a copy of the Side Track Records updated through the 1990’s, and C&O Valuation maps, also updated through the 1990’s.
You are visitor number
to this site since the new counter was inaugurated on June 28, 2004.
This site was originally established in 1997.
|Mail comments to:||Larry Z. Daily|
Please note that, due to a huge volume of spam coming in on my email account, I’ve had to change my email address. The new address is email@example.com (but remove the nospam and the dot before piedmontsub.com).
Copyright © 1997-2021 Larry Z. Daily. All rights reserved.
All materials on this Web site are protected by United States copyright law. This includes, but is not limited to, articles and graphics. Unless otherwise indicated, these materials are the property of Larry Z. Daily and may not be used without prior written permission of Larry Z. Daily
|The author strongly supports||Site edited with||Photos edited with||Maps created with||Tooltips created with BoxOver||The site counter is a product of|