November 12, 2005

Norfolk and Western History

12 November 1870: The Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad is founded by Major General William T. Mahone, CSA (ret.) from three predecessor roads in Virginia. The AM&O stretched from Norfolk to Bristol, and is still largely in use by the Norfolk Southern Railway.

The AM&O is the direct corporate ancestor of the Norfolk and Western Railroad--- which in turn would become the Norfolk and Western Railway---which came into existence after the AM&O's sale at foreclosure in 1881.

As always, initial information for this came from the Norfolk and Western Historical Society calendar.

Posted by Country Pundit at November 12, 2005 01:43 AM
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