Farmville & Powhatan RR

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Mon Feb 11 07:31:46 EST 2013

Last night I did some digging on the USGS website and dug up several
USGS Topo maps from the 1890s all show the Farmville & Powhattan and
between the 5 maps you can follow the entire railroad. Due to the
extremely cumbersome method of having to select the maps for download,
then download the .zip file, and then unzip, etc. etc. I have managed to
find enough room on my webserver to place them. I'll leave them up about
a month before I'll pull them down.


Nathan Simmons
trainman51 at

On 2/10/2013 20:31, NW Mailing List wrote:

> There are still traces of the right-of-way at various sites in

> Chesterfield, Powhatan, and Cumberland Counties between Bermuda

> Hundred and Farmville. The brick piers supporting the trestle over the

> former ACL still stand in Chester. Attached are maps for reference,

> and a photo of a railroad spike found along the right-of-way east of

> Chester.

> Herman Wilkins


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