Presentation is Feb. 6

Published 10:05 am Thursday, January 26, 2017

High Bridge Trail State Park invites the public to attend a “Come in from the Cold” winter programming partnership with the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library on West Third Street.

“Gather in the comfort of the library’s warm meeting room interior on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. as Ranger Bob Flippen presents a PowerPoint presentation on “Faith and Poverty: The Farmville-Powhatan Railroad,” park officials said in a release.

“This forgotten narrow gauge railroad served the citizens of Powhatan, Cumberland and Farmville for 25 years before becoming defunct and the rails taken up to be sent to France for use in World War I. See images of items and maps associated with this forgotten railroad that terminated at what is now High Bridge Trail.”

The program is free and refreshments will be available afterwards. The library is located at 1303 W. Third St. in Farmville.