February 23, 2021

Prepared by Richard L. Beadles

September 22, 2020


Prior to 1830 

No steam railroads operational in Virginia, including future West Virginia counties.

1830-1860      

June 1, 2016

In a New Year's message to his rail advocacy friends, VRPI Founder Dick Beadles took a look ahead at 2016 and concluded that, "Twenty-fifteen (2015) was not a good year for rail, and certain trends do not bode well for 2016."