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Strasburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Great Train Raid

Reenactment - May 29, 2011

 
 
The Great Train Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
1. The Great Train Raid Marker
Inscription. This image, entitled Heavy Traffic on the Valley Pike, is the third in a series of paintings by renowned historical artist Mort Künsler, depicting the arrival in Strasburg of disassembled locomotives seized by Confederate forces under Col. Thomas J.(later “Stonewall”) Jackson in the spring of 1861 (see adjacent marker). Thousands of onlookers witnessed this once-only reenactment of one of the most fascinating episodes of the Civil War. Years in the planning, the event featured a nearly full-size replica of the #208 “Dutch Wagon” engine captured at Martinsburg, built by retired welder Conly Crabill of Strasburg. It is now on display here at the Strasburg Museum.
 
Location. 38° 59.243′ N, 78° 21.339′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker can be reached from East King Street east of Acton Place, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Strasburg Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 East King Street, Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Strasburg (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Train Raid of 1861 (within shouting distance of this
The Great Train Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
2. The Great Train Raid Marker
This marker is on the right of the "Strasburg in the Civil War" marker
marker); This Fertile Land (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Banks’ Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stonewall’s Surprise (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Signal Knob (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Also see . . .  Strasburg Museum. (Submitted on May 23, 2014.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
Conly Crabill image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
3. Conly Crabill
Close-up of photo on marker
Heavy Traffic on the Valley Pike<br>by Mort Künstler image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
4. Heavy Traffic on the Valley Pike
by Mort Künstler
Close-up of image on marker
Replica Engine # 208 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
5. Replica Engine # 208
Replica Engine # 208 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
6. Replica Engine # 208
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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