Tag: Railroad

Dear Editor: I was pleased to see the article in last week’s Post about the pair trying to save the railroad. I hope these two men are successful in their effort. Three years ago when the supervisors wanted to abandon the rails, I went to all of the meetings. At the...
By Jim Ritch — More than three years of legal wrangling over the fate of the former Bay Coast Railroad may enter its final phase on Oct. 18, when contractors begin north of Onancock tearing up track. But a former railroad manager and retired public defender say that the fight to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore Town Council members encountered a huge obstacle to the progress of the town’s sewer project Monday night when they learned that its estimated cost had more than doubled within the last year. Town Manager Robert Duer told council members, “You don’t know the level of...
By Carol Vaughn — Parksley officials approved a letter of support for NYP&N RR, Ltd., whose principals want to organize a rail bike excursion from Parksley to Bloxom. Rail biking is riding pedal-powered machines on railroad tracks that have no train traffic. It is becoming a popular tourism activity in places around...
By Carol Vaughn — A working group was formed recently to promote and support development of a 50-mile hiking and bicycling trail along the Eastern Shore’s railroad line, where the last train ran in 2018. The trail is planned to eventually extend from Cape Charles to Hallwood. Community groups may become members...
By Carol Vaughn . An old railroad depot near Greenbackville that played a role in the first railroad on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is in danger of being demolished. . Chincoteague Bay Field Station, a marine science education consortium in Wallops, has an agreement with the U. S. Department of Education to use federally...
By Linda Cicoira -- A Pennsylvania expert thinks it will cost nearly $539,000 to repair the railroad tracks between Parksley, where massive Associated Grain silos sit beside the defunct line, to Hallwood, for a seven-mile hike.  That’s about six times less than the $3.4 million estimated by a Delmarva Central...
Submitted Article and Photos – Times are changing in Cape Charles. There’s downtown renewal, a surge in tourism, and the beach draws ever more bathers. And then there is the railroad. Cape Charles was created by the railroad and sustained by it for most of the town's history. But...
By Linda CicoiraMembers of the Accomack and Northampton county boards of supervisors, elected by the voters of their respective counties, serve on the Accomack-Northampton Transportation District Commission (A-NTDC). The railroad, Canonie Atlantic Company, has a board of directors made up of members of the A-NTDC, but those...
By Stefanie JacksonThe former New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad (NYP&N) in Cape Charles has been ear-marked for historic preservation and economic resurgence by railroad enthusiasts John Paffrath and Roger Malick of the nonprofit New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad Resurrection.The duo from across the Bay have...