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WINCHESTER and WESTERN » FALLING WATERS, WV

Falling Waters is a spot where a short stream fed by springs abruptly changes levels into multiple waterfalls before entering the Potomac River just off to the right. The Confederate Army crossed here in 1863 after it’s defeat at Gettysburg. The section of the Cumberland Valley Railroad south of Hagerstown, MD to Winchester, VA was built in 1889 as an extension of the mainline from Hagerstown north to Harrisburg, PA.. The section of line stayed in CVRR.PRR,PC,CR hands until 1986 when Conrail sold it to the Winchester and Western. Here WW train 86 passes over the the stream and river access on a 3 span concrete and steel girder bridge.

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