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Library Resources

I hope that you’ve found the information on this site useful. Researching the Piedmont Sub and sharing what I’ve found has been a labor of love for me. Below are some of the major sources that I’ve used and that I believe should be available to the general public, either through libraries or directly from the publisher. Check them out if you need more information than I’ve provided on this site.

Note: I am a psychologist by training, so I’ve followed the format of the American Psychological Association for my reference list.

--- (1992). Louisa County, Virginia 1742-1992, Sestercentennial 250th Anniversary. Louisa County Historical Society (?).

--- (1976). The car department. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Newsletter, 8 (6), 5.

Boyle, W. H. (1990). Early Mineral. Louisa County Historical Magazine, 21, 43-45.

Brandau, J. K. (2007). Murder at Green Springs: The True Story of the Hall Case, Firestorm of Prejudices. New York: Morgan-James. See also http://www.murderatgreensprings.com/

Burtis, C. E. D. (1936). Chesapeake and Ohio Station, Works Progress Administration of Virginia Historical Inventory. Retrieved from http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/VHI/html/16/0499.html on May 27, 2008

Conner, E. R. III (1979). Trackage Rights: C&O Operations Over the Southern Railway in Virginia. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Newsletter, Volume 11 (4).

Conner, E. R. III (1983). Piedmont Memories. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Newsletter, Volume 15 (6).

Cox, C. H. (1975). Fulton, Virginia. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Newsletter, Volume 7 (2 ).

Dixon, Thomas W. (1970). The wrecks of the F.F.V. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Newsletter, 2 (5), 11-12.

Dixon, Thomas W. Jr. (1986). Dawn of the heavyweights. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, 18 (7), 3-8.

Dixon, Thomas W. Jr. (1987). The C&O’s Colonial Revival Stations. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, Volume 19 (1).

Dixon, Thomas (1987). C&O’s Mineral Depot: 1880’s Construction. Mainline Modeler, volume xx No. 12, 46-49.

Dixon, Thomas W. Jr. (1994). Common-design combination depots on C&O and Pennsylvania railroad. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, Volume 26 (8).

Dorin, Patrick (1981). The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway: George Washington’s Railroad. Seattle, WA: Superior Publishing Company.

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Gilbert, John F. (1982). Crossties to the Depot, Volume One: Virginia Railroad Stations. Raleigh, NC: The Crossties Press.

Griffin, William E., Jr. (1984). One Hundred and Fifty Years of History Along the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. Richmond, VA: Whittet & Shepperson.

Hageman, James (1986). The Heritage of Virginia: The Story of Place Names in the Old Dominion. Norfolk, VA: The Donning Company.

Hanover County Historical Society (1993). Hanover County Virginia: A Retrospective From the Pages of the Hanover Herald, The Hanover Progress, and the Hanover Herald-Progress.

Hotchkiss, J. (1872). New Ways in the Old Dominion: The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Scribner’s Monthly, 12 (2), 137-160.

Insley, Herbert (1969). RF&P-C&O station and tower. Model Railroader, 36 (9), 48-50.

Iron Horse: A Special supplement to the Orange County Review. March 28, 1996.

Johnson, Angus James (1961). Virginia Railroads in the Civil War. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

Kempinski, Bernard (2000). A junction and a paper mill. Model Railroad Planning 2000.

Kiblinger, William H. (1988). The Victoria Furnace. Louisa County Historical Magazine, 19, 3-14.

Kiblinger, William H. (1990). The Taverns of Tolersville, Virginia 1790-1890. Louisa County Historical Magazine, 21, 3-14.

Kiblinger, William H. (19xx). The Rough and Ready Turnout 1838-1851. Louisa County Historical Magazine, xx, 20-23.

Lyon, Ed (1994). Return to the Virginia Air Line. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, Volume 26 (12)

Mason, Jim (2000). Father, son trace origin of area’s name. In the Hanover Plus section of the Richmond Times Dispatch, March 15, 2000

Maugans, John (2003). Charlottesville in the Diesel Era Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, Volume 35 (5), 12 – 17.

McChord, Wendell (1979). Chesapeake & Ohio Depots of Central Virginia. In Randolph Kean (ed), The C. and O. in Central Virginia. Alderson, WV: The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, Inc.

Michel, Gregg L. (1991). From Slavery to Freedom: Hickory Hill, 1850-80. In Edward L. Ayers & John C. Willis (Eds.), The Edge of the South: Life in Nineteeeth-Century Virginia. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia.

Nuckles, Doug (1993). Doswell Virginia. Mainline Modeler, 14 (5), 56-59.

Nuckles, Doug (1994). Fulton Engine Terminal. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, Volume 26 (1)

Potter, Janet G. (1996). Great American Railroad Stations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Reeder, F. (1973). Untitled news item. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Newsletter, 5 (8), 2.

Swank, Walbrook D. (1990). Train running for the Confederacy 1861-1865: An eyewitness memoir. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., Inc.

Thomas, William H. B. (1980). Gordonsville, Virginia: Historic Crossroads Town. Orange, VA: Green Publishers Inc.

Traser, Donald R. (1994). A Virginia Depot Sampler... Crete, NE: Railroad Station Historical Society.

Traser, Donald R. (1998). Virginia Railway Depots. Richmond, VA: Old Dominion Chapter; National Railroad Historical Society.

Turner, Charles W., Dixon, Thomas W. Jr., & Huddleston, Eugene (1986). Chessie’s Road. Alderson, WV: The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society.

Turner, Edward H. (1994). Bibb Store in the Old Days. Louisa County Historical Magazine, 25, 1-2.

Vivian, William R. (1987). C&O Tracks Through Richmond. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, Volume 19 (7).

Young, Everett N. (1989). Current News. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, Volume 21 (4).

Young, Everett N. (1990). Current News. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Magazine, Volume 22 (10).

Sources from the C&O Historical Society

Several of my references were C&O Railway documents obtained from the C&O Historical Society. Those are listed here. In addition, many of the books and articles listed above are C&OHS publications. Contact them if you’d like copies of your own.

C&O Valuation Sections (dated 9 September 1931, updated to 1952)

C&O Index of Stations and Tunnels (Revised 31 December 1943; Revised March 1969)

C&O List of Officers, Agents, Stations, Etc. No. 82 (Dated August 1948)

C&O Track Charts (Dated 1963)

C&O Chesapeake Region Bridge Book (Updated to March 29, 1960)

C&O Industrial Directory (Dated January 1, 1950)

C&O Side Track Record/Charts (Dated 1937)

C&O Corporate History ICC Valuation 1916 (DS-9-187)

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