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Norfolk & Western Railway


1881

The Norfolk & Western Railway was a result of a merger between the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad and Shenandoah Valley Railroad

Other events that happened on or around 1881

Mar 17, 1883

The first carload of Pocahontas coal arrived in Norfolk

1888

The Elkhorn Tunnel through Flat Top Mountain was completed

Other events that happened on or around 1888

1890

The N&W acquired the Scioto Valley Railway

Other events that happened on or around 1890

1895

West Virginia passed a law preventing railroad from engaging in the business of buying and selling coal

Other events that happened on or around 1895

1900

The Pennsylvania Railroad began purchasing the N&W stock

Other events that happened on or around 1900

1901

The N&W acquired the Cincinnati, Portsmouth & Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1901

1959

The Virginian Railway merged into the Norfolk & Western Railroad

Other events that happened on or around 1959

1964

The N&W acquired the Nickel Plate in a merger that included the Wabash Railroad, the Wheeling & Lake Erie, the Akron, Canton & Youngstown and the Pittsburgh & West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1964

1982

The N&W and Southern Railway System merged and became the Norfolk Southern Corporation

Other events that happened on or around 1982


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