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Princeton Railroad Museum
"99 Mercer Street, Princeton, West Virginia 24740 Take a step back in time, as you walk through the doors of this Historic Princeton Railroad Museum, and learn how the railroad shaped our town. The new Virginian Railroad, which had run its new track on the eastern edge of Princeton, decided to build a railroad station […]"

by | Feb 11, 2020 | Local Spot

99 Mercer Street, Princeton, West Virginia 24740

Take a step back in time, as you walk through the doors of this Historic Princeton Railroad Museum, and learn how the railroad shaped our town. The new Virginian Railroad, which had run its new track on the eastern edge of Princeton, decided to build a railroad station and a foundry here, to build and repair its locomotives and other railroad cars. That Virginian Railroad station, which stood in this location, and the foundry brought growth and prosperity to Princeton.
The Princeton Railroad Museum is a recreation of that station, which was closed when the Virginian was bought out by the Norfolk and Western Railroad and the passenger station moved to Bluefield.