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Historic Profiles

Rome Railroad

ROME, Ga. – The Rome Railroad was founded on Dec. 21, 1839, as the Memphis Branch Railroad and Steamboat Company of Georgia. The line’s 20-mile route between Rome, Ga., and Kingston, Ga., was completed in 1849. The following year, the company changed its name to the Rome Railroad Company. “From Rome, cotton and other commodities were shipped down river on the Coosa to Gadsden, Alabama and other points,” reads a historical marker in Kingston. The route was sold to the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway in 1894, which by that time leased the Western & Atlantic Railroad, which passed

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Rail Blog

An Interesting Read at The Washington Times

Check out this offering, "Daring robbery of Winchester mail train": The Winchester & Potomac was a 32-mile-long single-track line that linked Winchester with the B&O Railroad at Harpers Ferry. Although it was helpful to Virginia’s militia in the capture of Harpers Ferry at the beginning of the war, the Confederates in due course removed its iron rails and shipped them south. However, B&O afterward sold the company some rail, putting it back in business. Sometime early that afternoon, the men roused from their slumber and proceeded to a spot on the south side of the track, approximately halfway between Summit

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Railfanning Review

Railfanning Review for June 24, 2006

In this edition: Preventing and reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries arising from highway-rail grade crossing and railroad trespass incidents, Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta tendered his resignation and Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific are reporting record coal shipments.