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Book: Images of Rail: Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Revisited

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Washington & Old Dominion Railroad covered the
railroad s corporate history, construction, and operation. This
second volume expands the coverage with a geographic focus on four
locations: Rosslyn, Great Falls, Leesburg, and Purcellville. The images
within offer a look at the railroad s feed and grain business, railfan-type
views of equipment, and a visual record of methods used to maintain
the right-of-way and place equipment back on the tracks. Additionally,
this work offers a history of the conversion of the right-of-way into the
very popular Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park.
Learn about the history of mills and their place in the local economy.
See how the Burro crane was a jack of all trades. Look under the hood
and inside the cab to imagine what it was like to be an engineer on
one of the railroad’s Baldwin-Westinghouse electric freight locomotives.”

David A. Guillaudeu has taken photographs of the railroad, interviewed former employees, and collected old photographs and scale drawings for over 40 years. Paul E. McCray served as the park manager of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park. Today, he is an unofficial Washington & Old Dominion Railroad historian and gives talks to local groups.

  • Softcover: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia, 2016

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Weight 16.00 lbs

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