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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Buildings

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The New River floodplain, stretching north and east of downtown on a lower level than the rest of the city, contains the C&O (now CSX) railroad yards. In their heyday in the late 1930s, the yards serviced some forty trains a day (twenty-four freight, sixteen passenger), each requiring a change of crews and engines. Many railroad structures have been removed in recent decades, but two important buildings remain.

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S. Allen Chambers Jr.
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S. Allen Chambers Jr., "Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Buildings", [Hinton, West Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WV-01-SU1.

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