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Transportation Company - Carolina & Northwestern - Railroad

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Transportation Company - Carolina & Northwestern - Railroad
Company Name Carolina & Northwestern
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1896
Termination Subsidiary
Successor/Parent Southern (Details)
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Transportation Company - Carolina & Northwestern - Railroad



Company History: This line first appeared in 1896 from the reorganization of the Chester & Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad. The CR&N was controlled by the Southern Railway early on but was largely autonomous in its operations. This line was standard gauged in 1902. By the end of WWII, the CR&N ran from a connection with the Southern at Newton, North Carolina (just east of Hickory) south to Chester, South Carolina, about 81 miles. In 1974, Southern Railway acquired the original Norfolk Southern and the Carolina & Northwestern was merged into the original NS. However, when they wanted to use the Norfolk Southern name for the Southern – Norfolk & Western merger, the original Norfolk Southern (still a Southern subsidiary) was renamed Carolina & Northwestern.

Successor/Parent History:
The Southern Railway (reporting mark SOU) (also known as Southern Railway Company) was a US class 1 railroad that was based in the Southern United States. It was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined beginning in the 1830s, formally becoming the Southern Railway in 1894.

At the end of 1970 Southern operated 6,026 miles (9,698 km) of railroad, not including its Class I subsidiaries AGS (528 miles or 850 km) CofG (1729 miles) S&A (167 miles) CNOTP (415 miles) GS&F (454 miles) and twelve Class II subsidiaries. That year Southern itself reported 26111 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 110 million passenger-miles; AGS reported 3854 and 11, CofG 3595 and 17, S&A 140 and 0, CNO&TP 4906 and 0.3, and GS&F 1431 and 0.3

The railroad joined forces with the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) in 1982 to form the Norfolk Southern Corporation. The Norfolk Southern Corporation was created in response to the creation of the CSX Corporation (its rail system was later transformed to CSX Transportation in 1986). The Southern Railway was renamed Norfolk Southern Railway in 1990 and continued under that name ever since. Seven years later in 1997 the railroad absorbed the Norfolk and Western Railway, ending the Norfolk and Western's existence as an independent railroad.

Brief History:
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Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Carolina & Northwestern - Railroad
Item created by: gdm on 2019-04-17 17:39:10

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