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The tracks of the Norfolk and Western Railway snaked via Virginia�s Shenandoah Valley and the coalfields of West Virginia. for almost a hundred years, the Norfolk and Western introduced freight, passengers, and fiscal power to giant towns and rural mining cities. At every one cease used to be the depot or station; a few stations have been huge, architecturally ornate buildings that represented the muscular power and romantic period of this nice steam railway with its famed J-class engines. in different places there have been small wood depots that depicted the hard-scrabble lifetime of the mining groups, tucked amid steep mountain valleys that have been indelibly formed via the railway�s presence. at the present time a few of these constructions stay, whereas many disappeared whilst the railway ceased passenger or different provider. The Norfolk and Western ultimately merged with the Southern Railway, and notwithstanding the trains of the Norfolk Southern nonetheless run alongside those self same traces, they only move through the place they used to prevent a long time ago.

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