Friday, February 12, 2016

G Cabin

Gordonsville, Virginia 

This former C&O Railroad interlocking tower was built in 1945, replacing an older wooden tower. This tower controlled all train movements through Gordonsville but its functions were eventually replaced by automatic interlocking equipment. The Buckingham Branch Railroad, which leases the property, has been upgrading the tracks around Gordonsville to improve service for the three times a week Amtrak Cardinal. Work is also being done to G Cabin. I am not sure how the railroad plans to use the building, but I am glad to see it being maintained. This picture was taken on January 1, 2016.

Stay on track for a nice weekend, and thanks for reading Photography In Place.

(For more information see: 
   The Life and Death of G Cabin
    C&O Piedmont Subdivision - Gordonsville)


  1. I've enjoyed all the photos this week from Gordonsville and how each were tied to the railroad's history influence on this area. Very nice work.

  2. Thanks Ed. Gordonsville has a very interesting history with the railroad being at the intersection of the old Orange and Alexandria RR and what would be the C&O line from Richmond to the coal fields of West Virginia.


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