Railroad

December 2, 2023

Fatal Train Accident Caused By Bovine

A train of empty cars, in charge of conductor Rodrick, with John McAbee engineer, Charles Rosenberg fireman, and William Caton brakesman, was thrown from the track near Edinburg, on the Valley Branch of the B. & […]
December 2, 2023

Miss Caton Killed

KILLED.– An unmarried Irish woman, named Caton, was run over by a train on the O. A. & M. R. R., near Timberville, in Shenandoah county, a few days ago, and killed.
November 12, 2023

Watersville Train Crash

Engine No. 215, of an east-bound stock train on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, ran into a coal train at Watersville at 1:30 on Wednesday. The train in front had broken loose, leaving eight hoppers on […]
November 7, 2023

J. A. Martin; Removed to Harpers Ferry

J. A. MARTIN, of the firm of MARTIN & CO., Zaleski, obtained a position on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, and has removed to Harper’s Ferry, Va.
November 6, 2023

Fatal Accident: John Lanaham

Fatal Accident — We learn from the Frederick Examiner, that an accident occurred on the line of the Rail road near the Monococy, on Saturday last, which resulted in the death of the individual who was […]
October 5, 2023

Michael Boler run over

Mr. Michael Boler, son of Mr. Richard Boler, of Harper’s Ferry, was run over and killed one day last week, on the Connellsville Railroad.
October 5, 2023

Shenandoah Valley Railroad Position Changes

Mr. Nelson Wilson, who for several years has been section boss on the Shenandoah Valley Railroad, with headquarters at Charlestown, has been changed over to Shepherdstown to take Mr. Pat Murray’s place, who has been transferred […]
October 5, 2023

Freight Wreck; Engle Switch

An eastbound fast freight train on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was wrecked at Engle’s Switch Sunday morning. Seventeen cars were piled up, and much valuable merchandise, consisting of lard, packed in barrels and buckets, and […]
August 21, 2023

Patrick Higgins Obituary

Patrick Higgins, for many years a well-known character of the Harper’s Ferry neighborhood, died last Sunday at his home at Sandy Hook, in the 84th year of his age. Higgins was the first man to be […]
August 21, 2023

Obituary: Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins of Sandy Hook vicinity died suddenly on Friday. Mr. Higgins was 82 years of age. He was the last of those who figured in the John Brown Raid at this place in 1859. Mr. […]
August 4, 2023

The Canal and Rail-road controversy settled.

The Canal and Rail-road controversy settled.– We have before us a copy of the law which has just passed both houses of the Maryland Legislature, for effecting a compromise between the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and […]
August 4, 2023

Canals and Rail Roads, No. II (Canal vs. Railroad Cost)

CANALS AND RAIL ROADS, No. 11 Mr. EDITOR:– In our first No. we questioned the soundness of the Valley in Virginia, in favour of a Rail Road, as the Great Improvement of this interesting section of […]
August 3, 2023

Staunton To Harpers Ferry Railway Senate Discussion

THE STAUNTON RAILWAY. — The Bill incorporating a Company to construct a Railway from Staunton to Harper’s Ferry, which passed the House of Delegates without opposition, has provoked a warm discussion in the Senate; the section […]
August 3, 2023

Internal Improvements, Canal & Railroad

INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT.– The spirit of improvement is certainly more animated than it has been in Virginia, since the check it received from the injudicious prosecution of the James River Improvement. Many important projects have been started […]
August 1, 2023

Sale of Harpers Ferry Armory Property

For some months since the people of our section of country have looked forward to this expected sale of the valuable government property at Harper’s Ferry with much interest, and we are glad to chronicle that […]
July 25, 2023

B&O Radical Changes at Harpers Ferry and More

Important Railroad News.The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company has awarded to Messrs. Jones & Thorne, of Baltimore, the contract for radical changes at Harper’s Ferry. It will use up about $250,000 of the $300,000 appropriated for […]
July 24, 2023

Shepherdstown Designated As Canal/Railroad Transfer Point

The people of Virginia, and especially those living in the Shenandoah Valley, are anxiously looking forward to the restoration of the C. & O. Canal as a means of securing to them cheap bituminous coal. Shepherdstown, […]
July 24, 2023

The Doings of the Railroads

Last Saturday night, while every body slept except the railroaders, the little town of Brunswick, which used to be called Berlin, became the end of the first division of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and the […]