Bob Cohen 160 pages hardcover
This book covers the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and Southern Railway line in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley: from Brunswick to Harpers Ferry on the mainline and then all the way up the Valley, 163 more miles in all, to Lexington, Virginia, via Strasburg and Harrisonburg. Each station and its community is included with a basic history along with individual passenger station data. Every passenger station along that right-of-way is covered and nearly all have photographs, most from way back when. For many images this is their first time in print. The earliest photograph dates from around the mid-1880s and is as sharp as can be. Profusely illustrated with over 100 images, nine different maps, each strategically placed throughout the narrative, all help guide the reader through a region that has received far too little historical coverage up to the present. Coverage is also included for other railroads that crossed or interchanged with the B&O and Southern at various points along the main line. This is the case at Charlestown, Winchester, Strasburg, Harrisonburg, Staunton and Lexington where the Norfolk & Western, Pennsylvania RR, Winchester & Western, and Chesapeake & Ohio receive noteworthy attention.