The Virginia Blue Ridge was a shortline that connected to the Southern Railway (now Norfolk Southern) at Tye River, in Nelson County. The VBR served several quarries in the area.
This short line ran along the north bank of the Tye River, and then passed through the towns of Roses Mill, Piney River, Canopy, Lowesville, Buffalo Mine and Massies Mill. The right-of-way along the Tye River is still visible, and the bike trail segment (see photo) is easily traced. Beyond Lowesville parts of the right of way are overgrown with trees and brush.