First Railroad in Virginia – Midlothian, Virginia
The first railroad in Virginia’s railway went from the Mid-Lothian Mines to the James River. Even long after it is gone, certain areas of Midlothian have remnants of it’s path, left behind for us to find.
Once I saw the sign for remnants of the first railroad in Virginia, normal Urban X or not, I had to check it out.
First Railroad in Virginia, Historic Marker S-30
The S-30 historic marker is located on Midlothian Turnpike, near Sturbridge Rd. There isn’t much of an obvious trail to locate where the old rail may have ran, but if you go tromping through the right part of the woods, you can find what appears to be the trains old path.
Follow the path along to the creek, and over either of the steep edges, you will find the old culvert.