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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 Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
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. The marker is on the grounds of the Strasburg Museum. Touch for map
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
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 East King Street, Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Strasburg (here, next to this marker); The Great Train Raid of 1861 (within shouting distance of this marker); Strasburg Stone & Earthenware Mfg. Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); This Fertile Land (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Legion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Banks’ Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Also see . . .  Strasburg Museum. (Submitted on May 23, 2014.)
 
Replica Engine # 208 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
3. Replica Engine # 208
Replica Engine # 208 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 14, 2014
4. Replica Engine # 208
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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