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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway


1853

Covington & Ohio Railroad was charted

Other events that happened on or around 1853

1867

Virginia Central reached Covington

1868

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad was created

Other events that happened on or around 1868

Nov 23, 1869

Collis P. Huntington purchased the struggling Chesapeake & Ohio Railway

Jan 29, 1873

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway was completed from Covington to Huntington

1873

C&O forced into default from national depression

Other events that happened on or around 1873

1878

C&O sold at foreclosure, reorganized, and renamed C&O Railway

Other events that happened on or around 1878

1882

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway line constructed from Richmond to Tidewater at Newport News

Other events that happened on or around 1882

1887

C&O Railroad forced into receivership again

Other events that happened on or around 1887

1904

Railroad from Greenbrier Valley to Bartow completed

Other events that happened on or around 1904

1905

C&O absorbed the Hocking Valley Railroad

Other events that happened on or around 1905

1907

Greenbrier Railway Company purchased by C&O

Other events that happened on or around 1907

1962

C&O and B&O merger continues

Other events that happened on or around 1962

1972

C&O, B&O and Western Maryland merged into the Chessie System

Other events that happened on or around 1972

Nov 01, 1980

Chessie System and the Family Lines merged into the CSX Corporation


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