Alleghany Historical Society
In the 19th century, Virginians looked west to Alleghany County as a focal point for commercial trade as they sought to link the Atlantic Coast to the Ohio River via a system of canals and railroads. The canals never reached here, but railroads did. The Chesapeake and Ohio passenger station that serves as the museum dates to 1915. Nearby Clifton Forge is home to the C&O Historical Society and the C&O Railway Heritage Center, where a museum, reconstructed and restored railroad structures, steam and diesel locomotives, and a large model railroad provide a look at the area’s railroad history.
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