Westham Station

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Coordinates: 37°34′26.3″N 77°27′46.3″W / 37.573972°N 77.462861°W / 37.573972; -77.462861

This is Westham Station that was moved to a city park. The Park is the Parker Field Annex in Richmond, Virginia.[1]

Westham Station in Henrico County, Virginia, USA, was originally located at Westham on the Richmond and Allegheny Railroad (R&A), which was laid along the towpath of the James River and Kanawha Canal in the 1880s. [2] The R&A railroad was acquired by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) in the 1890s. [3] Westham Station was built in 1911, near the Westham Bridge, which spans James River. The station was heated by a coal stove and had a telegraph for communication through the 1950s.[4]

C&O's Westham Station was relocated to a Richmond city park on the intersection of Robin Hood Rd and Hermitage Rd in 1961.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Micheal (2013-12-27). "Williams: Building's neglect reflects on us". Richmond Times Dispatch. Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  2. ^ James Macfarlane (1890). An American Geoogical Railway Guide, Giving the Geological Formation at Every Railway Station, with Altitudes Above Mean Tide-water, Notes on Interesting Places on the Routes, and a Description of Each of the Formations. D. Appleton. pp. 359–. 
  3. ^ "History of the C&O Railway:". COHS. C&O Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-02-11. In 1889 the Richmond & Alleghany Railroad, which had been built along the tow-path of the defunct James River & Kanawha Canal, was merged into the C&O, giving it a down grade "water level" line from Clifton Forge to Richmond, avoiding the heavy grades of North Mountain and the Blue Ridge on the original Virginia Central route. This "James River Line" remains the principal artery of coal transportation to the present day. 
  4. ^ Williams, Micheal (2013-12-27). "Williams: Building's neglect reflects on us". Richmond Times Dispatch. Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  5. ^ Williams, Micheal (2013-12-27). "Williams: Building's neglect reflects on us". Richmond Times Dispatch. Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved 2016-02-03.