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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon PowerShot G5
Aperture f/4 Color Space sRGB
Exposure Value 0 EV Exposure Time 1/60 sec
Flash No Flash Focal Length 12.6875 mm
Date/Time 2004:04:03 07:40:51 Orientation 1: Normal (0 deg)
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Exposure Mode 0 Keywords historic marker First Railroad in Virginia VA attraction display education historical marker Historical Site information landmark marker Place of Interest sign Tourist Destination Travel Destination Virginia attractive destination educating historic markers historic site info signage tourist attraction appealing history no people text tourism travel South attract historic nobody word daytime displays historical markers landmarks markers signs appeal color image educate historical outdoor vertical day destinations historic sites tourist attractions US colour image outside day time USA day-time U.S. words color images daylight outdoors U.S.A. verticals colour images Jason O. Watson / natural light outsides United States United States of America Chesterfield County sign with text
Caption FIRST RAILROAD IN VIRGINIA Just south of here are the earthen remains and stone culvert of the Chesterfield Railroad, the first railroad in Virginia and the second in the United States. The tramway's trains were operated both by gravity and by horse and mule power. Built in 1831 to haul coal from the Midlothian Mines to the wharves at Manchester, the tramway remained in operation until the Richmond-Danville Railroad opened in 1851. Department of Historic Resources, 1988.