Next Train 0:00 / by Dave Hileman

There is no “next train” for the abandoned station in the village of Capron. Once a vital link between the coast in Portsmouth, Virginia and Danville linking several smaller towns and villages, the Atlantic and Danville RR opened in 1892 after it was begun in 1890. The company went bankrupt in 1960 and was purchased by the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1962. The N&W created a new subsidiary, the Norfolk, Franklin and Danville Railway, to operate the A&D line. That one is gone as well. Now decaying buildings and rusting tracks mark the time of another era.

“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:8-10 NLT