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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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Buildings
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