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Constructed in the 1890's, the Abingdon Branch was first named as the Abingdon Coal and Iron Company Railroad.
By 1900, it was changed to Virginia-Carolina Railroad, becoming the part of the Norfolk & Western Railroad eighteen years later.
The line was known to locals as the "Virginia Creeper" where a train was nicknamed as it traveled up and down the branch.
The line was also where O. Winston Link photographed and recorded sounds of steam-powered runs on the branch before dieselization took over all steam.
After a flood in 1977 shutted down all service along the Abingdon Branch, it was now abandoned, then turned into a rail-trail in present day.
Narrated by Ralph H. Morse
Footage segment (c) Herron Rail Video
This music video takes you back to the late 1950's for a final look at the Norfolk & Western's finest steam engines from Columbus, Ohio to the famed Abingdon Branch.
Footage (c) Herron Rail Video
Out on the Strasburg Railroad line, Norfolk & Western engine no. 475 is masqueraded as sister locomotive no. 382 in a special photo session, representing the Virginia Creeper that once ran on the N&W Abingdon Branch.
Flip Cam Footage (c) Robert John Davis
Recorded - Feb. 13th, 2010