An Interesting Read at The Washington Times

Check out this offering, "Daring robbery of Winchester mail train":

The Winchester & Potomac was a 32-mile-long single-track line that linked Winchester with the B&O Railroad at Harpers Ferry. Although it was helpful to Virginia’s militia in the capture of Harpers Ferry at the beginning of the war, the Confederates in due course removed its iron rails and shipped them south. However, B&O afterward sold the company some rail, putting it back in business.

Sometime early that afternoon, the men roused from their slumber and proceeded to a spot on the south side of the track, approximately halfway between Summit Point and Wade’s Depot. Off in the distance, the men heard the sound of the locomotive on its way from Harpers Ferry. Almost instantly, soldiers erected a barricade across the tracks.

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  1. This is a great site for history about the railroads—thanks and keep up the good work—also—

    A new book is out by Kenneth and Mary Lou Reed about Railroad History. They worked real hard on the book and I love it.

    The book is a collection of some of Kenneth’s experiences as a fireman on the Evansville, Indianapolis and Terre Haute line of the New York Central Railroad. I started firing steam engines when I was 18 years old in 1953. It is also a compilation of writings and history of the Evansville and Indianapolis Railroad.

    To learn more go to:

    Thanks Deborah

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