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Preserving Pocahontas

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A C&O crew is pictured with the first motor car used on the Greenbrier Sub-Division of the Chesapeake and Ohio, probably near Cass. A railway motor car, or track maintenance car, was commonly known as a “speeder.” These motorized inspection cars date back to the 1890s and could travel at about 15 mph. It was called a speeder because it was faster than a human-powered vehicle. Courtesy of Pocahontas Co. Historical Society, ID: PHS000810

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or preservingpocahon If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email Prints of photographs are available.

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