Railroads: Oak Hill Depot

 
The Oak Hill Depot was originally built as a combination freight and passenger station house by the White Oak Railway in about 1905. In later years, the depot served the Virginian and Norfork & Western railroads.
 
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When this photo was taken in the late-1960's the Oak Hill Depot was serving as a station jointly operated by the C&O and N&W railroads.


A photo showing the Oak Hill Depot as it looked just after construction, in about 1905. The station was built by the White Oak Railway, a railroad owned by the New River Company.


The Oak Hill Depot as it appears today. After the White Oak Ry. was sold to the Virginian, the VGN took over ownership of the depot, followed by the N&W in 1960. The historic depot is currently undergoing some much needed restoration work.


The only steam locomotive in Fayette County can be found at the Oak Hill Depot. This 0-4-0T "tank" locomotive sets on the same side-track where decades earlier a Virginian Class MB "Mike" would normally be stationed.

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