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Revised and expanded edition.
The founders of the A&D had a dream that the railroad would someday be a link in a chain of railroads that would pass through Danville, Virginia and compete with the northern U.S. railroads for traffic originating in the Mid-West. That wasn't to be but the A&D provided access for the Southern Railway to the deepwater ports of Virginia. The SRR leased the A&D but relegated the line to branch line status in preference to trackage rights over the Atlantic Coast Line. Later the Norfolk & Western Railway purchased the A&D as a source of traffic.
Contents:1. The Early Years, Building the Main Line 1882-1989, pp. 1-8;2. The Norfolk Division, Operation Under Lease to the Southern Railway 1899-1949, pp. 9-24;3. Rebirth of the A&D, Independent Operation 1949-1962, pp. 25-36;4. The Norfolk, Franklin & Danville, Operation by the Norfolk & Western Railway 1962-1983, pp. 37-46;5. The Franklin District of the Norfolk & Western, Operation by the N&W 1983-present, pp. 47-52;6. The Narrow Gauge Operation, The Claremont Branch, pp. 53-60;7. The A&D Navy, Norfolk Harbor Operations, pp. 61-64;8. West Norfolk to Danville, Stations & Structures, pp. 65-76;9. The Diesels from ALCO, photographs and Rosters, pp. 77-84;10. A&D/NF&D Rolling Stock, photographs and Equipment Registers, pp. 85-92;The A&D in Color, pp. 93-108.
TLC Publishing, hardcover, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 in., B&W photographs.