Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad

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Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad
Locale Alabama
Dates of operation 1852–1871
Successor Selma and Meridian Railroad Company
The Alabama Central Railroad Company
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company
Railroad Company
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway Company
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Previous gauge 5 ft (1,524 mm)
American Civil War era

The Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Rail Road Company was incorporated under special act of Alabama on February 7, 1850.[1] On November 29, 1864, the name of the company was changed to The Selma and Meridian Rail Road Company.[1]

The Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Rail Road Company constructed 77.3 miles (124.4 km) of railroad line between Selma, Alabama and York, Alabama between 1852 and 1864.[2]

During the period from 1864 to 1868, The Selma and Meridian Rail Road Company leased from and operated 11 miles (18 km) of railroad line built by The Northwestern Rail Road Company of Alabama between Uniontown, Alabama and Newbern, Alabama in 1863 and 1864.[3][4]

During the period from 1864 to 1868, The Selma and Meridian Rail Road Company leased from and operated 27 miles (43 km) of railroad line built by The North East and South West Alabama Railroad Company between Meridian, Mississippi and York, Alabama in 1858 through 1860.[3] The North East and South West Alabama Railroad Company was incorporated under special acts of Alabama, December 15, 1853, and of Mississippi, February 27, 1854.[5] No attempt to operate the North East and South West Alabama Railroad Company line was made until a connection was made by the Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad Company in 1864 before the change in name to The Selma and Meridian Railroad Company.

The Selma and Meridian Rail Road Company was placed in receivership on March 19, 1868.[1] The company was sold in foreclosure on May 1, 1871 and conveyed to The Alabama Central Railroad Company.[1] On June 15, 1881, The Alabama Central Railroad Company was sold to East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company.[6] East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company went into receivership on January 7, 1885, was sold in foreclosure on May 25, 1886, and conveyed to East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway Company on June 30, 1886.[7]

The property eventually became part of Southern Railway Company on July 7, 1894, through its acquisition of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway Company.[8]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Interstate Commerce Commission. Southern Ry. Co., Volume 37, Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Reports, November 6, 1931, p. 214. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1932. OCLC 297351688.
  2. ^ ICC, Southern Ry. Co. valuation report, 1931, p. 220.
  3. ^ a b ICC, Southern Ry. Co. valuation report, 1931, pp. 586, 605.
  4. ^ The name of the town is spelled "Newberne" in the ICC report.
  5. ^ ICC, Southern Ry. Co. valuation report, 1931, pp. 586.
  6. ^ ICC, Southern Ry. Co. valuation report, 1931, pp. 213–214.
  7. ^ ICC, Southern Ry. Co. valuation report, 1931, p. 213.
  8. ^ ICC, Southern Ry. Co. valuation report, 1931, pp. 212, 571.

References[edit]

  • Interstate Commerce Commission. Southern Ry. Co., Volume 37, Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Reports, November 6, 1931. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1932. OCLC 297351688.