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St. Lawrence and Raquette River - Railroad

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St. Lawrence and Raquette River - Railroad
Company Name St. Lawrence and Raquette River
Category Railroad
Termination Acquired
Successor/Parent CSX Transportation (Details)
Country United States (Details)
St. Lawrence and Raquette River - Railroad



Company History: The St. Lawrence & Raquette River (Reporting Marks: SLRR & NSL) was a shortline railroad operating in upstate New York. It operated a freight service from Norfolk, New York south to Norwood where it connected with Conrail. The line then proceeded west to Ogdensburg for 31.2 miles. The line operated about 1,000 cars per year carrying salt, lumber, recyclables, paper, ore, kaolin, and lubricating oils.

The line from Norwood to Ogdensburg had its origins in the Norwood-Ogdensburg line which was built by the Northern Railroad in 1850. This line then became part of the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain and later the Rutland. In 1965, 3 years after the Rutland was abandoned, the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority purchased a segment of the Rutland that stretched between Norwood & Ogdensburg. The OB&PA leased this segment first to the Ogdensburg & Norwood Railroad then later to the St. Lawrence Railroad until 1990. At this point the lease was taken over by the St. Lawrence & Raquette River Railroad.

The line from Norwood to Norfolk had its origins in the Norwood & St. Lawrence Railroad which had opened in January of 1909. The N&STL merged with the Raymondville & Waddington Railroad. The combined company was owned by the St. Regis Paper company which operated it until 1974, when it turned over the line to the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority. The OB&PA later leased the line to the St. Lawrence & Raquette River.

The St. Lawrence & Raquette River was acquired by CSX Transportation which now operates it as a subdivision.

Successor/Parent History:
CSX Transportation (reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States. The main subsidiary of the CSX Corporation, the railroad is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and owns about 21,000 route miles (34,000 km). CSX operates one of the three Class I railroads serving most of the East Coast, the other two being the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) and Canadian Pacific Railway. It also serves the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Together CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway have a duopoly over all east-west freight rail traffic east of the Mississippi River. As of October 1, 2014 CSX's total public stock value was slightly over $32 billion.

CSX Transportation was formed on November 1, 1980, by combining the railroads of the former Chessie System with Seaboard Coast Line Industries, and finally with the Seaboard System Railroad in 1986. The originator of the Seaboard System was the former Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which previously merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1967, and later with the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, as well as several smaller subsidiaries such as the Clinchfield Railroad, Atlanta & West Point Railroad, Monon Railroad and the Georgia Railroad. The origin of the Chessie System was the former Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, which had merged with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and the Western Maryland Railway.

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Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-12 16:27:14. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-15 16:43:42

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