Pennsboro in Ritchie County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Pennsboro B&O Depot
Restoration began in the early 1990s by Save the Depot Organization spearheaded by Sondra Hayhurst. The Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., assumed responsibility in 1992, leasing the property from the State of West Virginia, Bureau of Commerce, Division of Natural Resources, with the West Virginia Railroad Maintenance Authority as owner. ¶ Restoration has been funded by grants from the Federal Highway Administration’s transportation enhancement programs and administered by the West Virginia Department of Highways; the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, administered by the West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office; the Ritchie County Historical Society, Inc., and other local businesses and individual efforts. The Depot was placed on the National Register in 2007.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsboro WV 26415, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsboro (about 500 feet away); The Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tollgate (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Harrisville (approx. 6.8 miles away); Ephraim Bee (approx. 7½ miles away); West Union (approx. 10.6 miles away); Beehive Inn (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsboro.
Also see . . . Metropolitan Special. This daily train stopped at Pennsboro. “The Metropolitan Special was the workhorse passenger train of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) during the 1920s–1960s between New York City and St. Louis, Missouri, with (Submitted on May 8, 2011.)
1. B&O Passenger Service
This was one of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s main lines west, between Baltimore-Washington and St, Louis. A 1944 timetable shows five B&O passenger trains in each direction on the Cumberland MD / Parkersburg WV / Cincinnati OH line that ran through Pennsboro.
Westbound train No. 11, the Metropolitan Special between
Trains 23 and 24, The West Virginian, between Washington and Parkersburg were scheduled for Pennsboro at 10:40 AM westbound and 7:58 PM eastbound. Train 23 left Washington just after midnight. Sleeping car passengers could occupy their room any time after 10 PM in Washington. It arrived at Parkersburg at 20 minutes after noon. Train 24 from Parkersburg arrived in Washington at 6 AM. Sleeping car passengers could continue to occupy
Unnamed train 29 to St. Louis passed Pennsboro without stopping a little after 2 PM. The return train No. 30 originating from Parkersburg to Washington and New York stopped at Pennsboro at 7:58 PM.
B&O’s crack trains No. 1 and 2, The National Limited passed through after midnight and did not stop on their way between Jersey City and St. Louis and Louisville (the westbound train split at Cincinnati; the eastbound trains from Louisville and from St. Louis were joined into one at Cincinnati). Trains 3 and 4, The Diplomat, between Jersey City and St. Louis passed through a couple of hours later without stopping.
A 1957 timetable shows four passenger trains westbound and five eastbound. Trains 1, 2, 3, and 4 do not stop. Westbound trains 11 and 23 stop at 4:46 PM and 7:15 AM. Eastbound train 12 stops at 2:39 PM. Eastbound trains 24 and 30 are marked as flag stops at 10:11 PM and 5:17 AM, respectively. Trains stop at flag stops only to pick up or detrain passengers on request.
After Amtrak took over passenger
— Submitted May 8, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Additional keywords. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; Metropolitan Special
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 8, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.