Friday, July 6, 2018

Railroad Photography: "Rails Through Delaplane, VA"

"Rails Through Delaplane, VA"
(C) Allen Pearson
Throughout the history of the United States, there are plenty of towns, cities and metropolitan areas which began there existence because of the railroad. The railroad brought business and businesses grew from there. Such was the case with Delaplane, VA.

Delaplane is an unincorporated community located in northern Fauquier County, Virginia, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. just off I-66, where the traffic becomes less congested and the noises you hear aren't from the city life! You might even get waved at by a local or two.

The town is in the heart of Virginia's famous Piedmont Hunt Country. It was originally named Piedmont Station but renamed after the prominent businessman W.E. Delaplane. It was formed around a stop on the Manassas Gap Railroad.

Delaplane has a place in American Civil War history. During the First Battle of Manassas, in 1861, General Stonewall Jackson marched his troops from Winchester to the Piedmont Station train depot where they loaded onto rail cars headed for the First Battle of Manassas. This event marked the first time a railroad had been used to move troops into battle.

Delaplane is located in part of North America's oldest fox hunting territory.

"Rails through Delaplane, VA" is available on printed products including traditional quality archival papers you can frame, metal, canvas, standouts, posters, and notecards. To learn more, please visit my Railroad Gallery.

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