Causby Tour 9Causby Parker - 9-20-14(Click on photos for larger view)
Welcome to The Causby Photo Tours. Causby Parker has set out to photograph places and buildings in Alderson and give some information about them. Some are the way we have always remembered, while some are not. There are links at the bottom of the page will take you to the previous tour and the next one. Please take time to comment. Causby is doing this out of passion for our little town. We hope you enjoy the Causby Photo Tours.
Going West on 3, past the bridge , toward Glen Ray. Glen Ray Railroad Flag Stop Station in 1917, no longer there.
Once the Quillen Lumber Mill, Wholesale & Retail Lumber & Building Supplies. They also had a railroad siding where they could load a flatcar . The lumber was shipped in rough hewn, planed & milled, then shipped out ready for use. Now owned by Someone by the name of "Brown", used as a auto repair shop and/or body shop. (as far as I know. ) There is ample room for correction on this one! The photo on the Right was originally the stock yard, now owned by a Virginia Horsemans' Association. They have a few head of horses there and that's all I know. (More on Stockyard)
Front Gate of FPC, Alderson with new plantings along entrance. From the Prison gate looking across R.R. track,toward the Alderson Sewer Plant.
The Field where the old air strip & hangar once operated parallel to the R. R. Track, now full of Mobile Homes & modular homes.
In 1906 the Commonwealth Lumber Company of Pennsylvania, started operating at Glen Ray, west of town between the C. & O. Railway and the Greenbrier. Commonwealth built the village of Glen Ray of twenty houses, a store, a boarding house and a barn. Three well known carpenters, Emmett Taylor, Gilbert Miller and Matt Kershner with helpers, built the town. Then the company built a bridge across the Greenbrier and started a standard gauge railroad to haul the logs to the mill. They had three engines and eventually, there were twenty-five miles of railroad going up Griffith’s Creek and winding all over Keeney’s Mountain. (Photos L-R: Lumber workers pose for picture. Early Glen Ray showing the railroad bridge they build across the Greenbrier. Aerial view of Glen Ray today - Google Earth Photo. (More information on Glen Ray)