The Princeton Railroad Museum, Princeton, West Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

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Princeton, West Virginia is a small town in the southern part of the state just off Interstate 77.  As you take a drive through this town, you would seem to think that this is a small town like any other town.  It is the county seat of Mercer County and has a minor league baseball team in the Appalachian League.  It was the home of famous people to include Bob Denver from Gilligan’s Island, actors Sam Elliot and Jennifer Garner, Ken Kendrick, owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks and basketball hall of famer Rod Thorn.  What is special about Princeton, West Virginia?  The story is told in the old train depot.

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On the outside, you see the depot, a red caboose painted to display the Virginian Railway and a speeder car.  On the inside, you will see over one hundred and fifty years of history of the railroad in the region…

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