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1873

The C&O Railroad was completed opening the New River Gorge to the coal and timber industry

Other events that happened on or around 1873

1909

The Virginian Railway was completed, the last entry into West Virginia's coalfields.

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1917

Short lines, including the Coal & Coke Railway, became part of the B&O.

Other events that happened on or around 1917

1956

The N&W was West Virginia's last steam powered railroad

Other events that happened on or around 1956

1959

The Virginian Railway merged into the Norfolk & Western Railroad

Other events that happened on or around 1959

1960

The N&W operated its last steam equipment

Other events that happened on or around 1960

1972

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

Other events that happened on or around 1972


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