The Mount Airy and Eastern Railroad

“The Dinky”

A PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR

                                                                                                                              

This is the story of a narrow gauge railroad that ran from Mount Airy, North Carolina, to Kibler Valley in Patrick County, Virginia officially known as the Mount Airy and Eastern Railroad and affectionately known as "The Dinky." This webpage will be one of many on The Free State of Patrick that will cross the state line between North Carolina and Virginia being a truly regional webpage about history in this area.

                                                                   

                    Remnants of the Mount Airy and Eastern Railroad on the Clement property in Ararat, Virginia by Anthony Terry in 2006.

                                               

                            Click Here To See The Dinky Railroad Exhibit At The Hollow History Center In Ararat Virginia

                                                          

This image shows a Mount Airy Construction and Manufacturing Company flatcar with a MoW gang probably circa 1900.  The image appears to be a double exposure and the bottom image is of an unidentified lumber yard, perhaps a load for the MA&E.

Glass plate negative loaned by Carson House, Marion, NC to Doug Walker.  Obtained from the collection of Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

Courtesy of David Bott.

The Mount Airy and Eastern Railroad began its journey parallel to the standard gauge tracks along Riverside Drive in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

 

The Mount Airy and Eastern terminates near the Danube Presbyterian Church and the Epperson Home in Kibler Valley along the Dan River.

The Dinky Railroad Exhibit At The Hollow History Center

The Dinky Railroad From Mount Airy To Johnson's Creek

The Dinky Railroad From White Sulphur Springs to Virginia

The Dinky Railroad From Stuart's Birthplace to Clark's Creek