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West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railway


1866

The West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railway was chartered under the name of the Potomac & Piedmont Coal & Railroad Company

Other events that happened on or around 1866

Nov 07, 1871

Henry Gassaway Davis was elected to the U.S. Senate

1880

Work commenced on the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg(h) Railway, with track-laying crews building southwestward from Cumberland, Maryland

Nov 02, 1881

The West Virginia Central & Pittsburg(h) Railway officially opened

1889

Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen B. Elkins extended the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg Railroad to Leadsville (now Elkins)

Dec 03, 1889

The first passenger train to Elkins arrived on the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg(h)

1902

Davis sold the West Virginia Central & Pittsburg(h) Railroad to the Gould interests

Other events that happened on or around 1902

1905

The West Virginia Central & Pittsburg(h) became part of the Western Maryland Railway Company

Other events that happened on or around 1905


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