Found Passenger Car

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Thu Oct 21 02:54:56 EDT 2004

Most of his equipment is in Staunton, Virginia as of last week. I try to see it every week. This includes a diesel engine, two steamers, a caboose, and about 10 or maybe more passenger cars. Since Buckingham brach will be taking over the CSX line, he will need to get everything out soon to clear the yard.
-Robert Lent

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Ron, that is one ugly car!  Where did you find it?  Sombody (not me) needs to spend some bucks to restore it to its former splendor.  As for the railroad - there is no Central RR of Virginia (unless someone has incorporated so industrial shortline somwhere).  This is just someone's fanciful imagination.  


There was a Virginia Central - the line from Richmond to Clifton Forge - which was a predescessor to the C&O.  Jack Showalter tried to run an excurssion train also called the Virginia Central over that line that, but it was not successful.  Jack was using his equipment that he formerly ran out of Covington, Virginia on the C&O Hot Springs branch.  I believe he has relocated most of his equipment to the Cumberland Maryland for possible operation on the Western Maryland Scenic RR.


If you can, go back to the car and try to determine the original railroad owner by looking at the trucks.  The railroad reporting marks (N&W, C&O, VGN, PRR, etc.) of the original owner should be cast into the trucks.


Jerry Kay

Portsmouth, Virginia

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I recently came across this passenger car. I've never heard of the line or can I find out much on the internet eather. I'm curious to know more about the line & this car. I don't know if it is of any historical value eather.
I've attatched a few of the pictures I took about a month ago.
Ron Wilkinson
Member N&W Historical

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