By Thomas W. Dixon, Jr
This is second in a series of books on railroads in West Virginia. The first volume, published in 2009, gives an overview of all railroads in the state, while this volume deals exclusively with the C & O. The era is Mid-20th Century (1935-1965), and the story is told not only with words and photos but with many maps and drawings that show how C & Oâ€™s lines in West Virginia really worked and how the comprised the key element of the seven-state C&O system. This is very much a reference book and Gazetteer, and publishes information lacking from the several previous books on various aspects of this subject. Subsequent volumes will deal with other individual railroads with West Virginia.
About the author:
Thomas W. Dixon, Jr. has studied and written about C& O subjects for many years. He organized and has served as president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society since its inception in 1969. He has authored or co-authored many books and hundreds of magazine articles and pamphlets.