There’s a lot of Civil War stuff going on this year in Virginia for the 150th Anniversary, including some railroad related events…
The Great Train Raid in Strasburg, Virginia on May 29, 2011:
This once-in-a-lifetime reenactment of Col. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s bold and daring logistical feat to seize prized B&O Railroad rolling stock and move it overland will be the most unique living history event of 2011. The reenactment will serve as a commemoration of the infamous raid that took place 150 years ago during early days of the Civil War. Join us in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for this very special commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Vienna Civil War Re-Enactment to Feature Train Battle on June 18, 2011 in Vienna, Virginia:
The Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) train tracks have been gone for more than four decades, but that won’t stop Vienna officials from commemorating a 150-year-old battle that made military history.
Town officials have arranged for a replica locomotive from Strasburg, Va., to be brought to Caffi Field for a re-enactment of the June 17, 1861, Civil War battle in which a train had been used in warfare for the first time in history.