There are several excellent websites about trains, stations and the people who worked on them.  Many were used as reference material in the creation of this website.
  • NWHS - Norfolk & Western Historical Society
  • RSHS - Railroad Station Historical Society, Inc.
  • American-Rails - The American Railroads: A Long and Storied History
  • Frograil - A website for railfans who want to get trackside and observe/photograph trains
  • Wikipedia - Shenandoah Valley Railroad (1867–1890)
In addition to the above, Jim Brewer has built an HO scale model railroad in his 3,300 square foot basement depicting the Norfolk and Western Railroadalong the Shenandoah River between Hagerstown, Maryland, and Roanoke, Virginia. The period is 1956; the transition period of steam and diesel. Modeled is 80 miles of the N&W Shenandoah Valley between Front Royal and Waynesboro, Virginia, with Hagerstown and Roanoke represented by eleven common staging tracks, each almost 40 feet long. Interchange is with the Southern Railroad in Front Royal, the Chesapeake Western Railroad in Elkton and the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in Waynesboro.