The Depot Grille: Lynchburg, Virginia

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The Old Freight House in Lynchburg, Virginia, home of the Depot Grille

The city of Lynchburg in the U.S. state of Virginia is a city that has much history, and much of the city’s history is dependent on the railroad to include how the railroad was a major contributor to the Confederate Army to win the battle against the Union Army in the American Civil War. When you visit Downtown Lynchburg today, the railroad still runs through although they are CSX Trains now. While you are there, you may notice a little restaurant called the Depot Grille.

Now some of you are saying, “Wait a minute. Is this one of those restaurants where the founders came up with this crazy idea of a railroad name and tried to make it some kind of a railroad place?”

The answer is no. This restaurant is a railroad themed place that has a…

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