The COHS is an excellent source of information on the C&O. The Society
publishes a monthly magazine, maintains an archives and a collection of C&O
equipment in Clifton Forge, and holds an annual convention. If you’re
interested in the C&O, I’d definitely recommend joining. I've been a
member since 1984.
The Chessie System was formed by the association of the C&O, the B&O,
and the WM. The first time I ever got close to the Gordonsville freight house,
the Ches-C was painted on the doors. Definitely a Society for those interested in
Information on CSX’s Piedmont Sub can be found at this site. In
addition, there are photos and information on all the railroads in the central
Virginia area. This is a great site, but it hasn’t been updated in a very
Based in Richmond, the Old Dominion chapter would be interested in the
C&O’s Piedmont Sub. They recently published a book on Virginia railroad
stations that included several from the Piedmont Subdivision.
The RSHS was formed to encourage the preservation and growth of historical
knowledge of railroad stations/depots and other railroad/railway structures
worldwide. Their home page will tell you more about them and includes tons of
great stuff, including photos of existing stations throughout the U.S.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (but remove the nospam and the dot before piedmontsub.com).
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