The Museum Displays seek to tell the story of railroads in the central Virginia area over the past 150 years through artifacts, equipment, paper memorabilia, maps and photographs displayed in the FREIGHT ROOM and the STATION MASTERS OFFICE. The story is also told with restored railroad rolling stock on track adjacent to the museum building.

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Freight Room

Two reproduction 1867 maps display a thirty mile area around the City with historically significant features such as rail lines, coal mines, arsenals and foundries, as well as the Confederate fortifications. Other late 19th century and 20thcentury maps catalog the changing railroad scene throughout the metro area. There are pictures of renovation work and equipment, including the ODC’s operating 0-6-0 steam engine.