Saturday, October 24, 2015
Orange County Railroading is History You Want to Hear
The November 14th Meet at the Historic Southern Station in Orange, VA will include a talk by Orange County Historian Frank Walker. Most know that Orange County currently hosts both Norfolk Southern and the Buckingham Branch. How many know that besides predecessor owners Southern and C&O there were two other railroads in Orange County? The Radian Railroad went West from Orange through Wolftown to the Mountains as a narrow gauge railroad. The Potomac, Fredericksburg and Piedmont which switched between standard gauge and narrow gauge while only ever making it from Fredericksburg to Orange. Prior to all this Orange County was significant to the American Civil War in the area of railroading among many other areas. Frank Walker will inform us about these areas. If you model either of the two main railroads in the county or are looking for something new to model then come and explore.