The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Heritage Center, Clifton Forge, Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

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Clifton Forge, Virginia, is a small town in the western part of Virginia surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains.  It is served by Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 220.  To most people, it is not much of a town.  However, it was a major town on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, and it is the home of the Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, and it is where you will find the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Heritage Center.

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The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Heritage Center is a museum that displays the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and how it was a major contributor to the growth of the nation, and it is a tribute to the people who built and worked on the railroad.  The Heritage Center features the old Clifton Forge depot which houses the gift shop and the visitor center and restrooms.  There is also and old switch…

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