Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Rail Lines at Tredegar
Location. 37° 32.178′ N, 77° 26.782′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.1 miles west of South 5th Street. Touch for map. This marker is located outside the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Canal and the Civil War (here, next to this marker); Worker Housing (a few steps from this marker); Tredegar Spike Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Cupolas from the Virginia State Penitentiary (within shouting Rutherfoordís Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); President Lincoln Visits Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Neighborhoods at Tredegar (within shouting distance of this marker); Raceways (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. On the left are two photographs; a rail yard, and a railroad crane. They carry the caption, "Tredegarís main incoming cargo consisted of pig iron, scrap metal, and coal. Iron and steel were moved from the freight yards around Richmond in gondolas and off-loaded at the Iron Works. The locomotives moved large, steam-powered cranes around the site and, using hooks, magnets, and chains, the cranes unloaded the heavy metal fragments which were melted in Tredegarís furnaces and made into new metal products for shipment across the city and the nation.
Coal, used to fuel the metal furnaces, was shipped in from the coal fields of Virginia and West Virginia and unloaded at dump sites around the works. From there it was moved around the site by horse-drawn carts and wagons."
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Old Dominion Chapter. National Railway Historical Society (Submitted on November 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.