SOUTHEASTERN RAILROAD & MERGERS 1830 TO PRESENT

This list of mergers is not comprehensive. There were many other mergers, abandonments, and consolidations. This list is the major lines which represent the Railroads of today.
YEAR RAILROADS + RAILROAD = NEW RAILROAD
1830 BALTIMORE & OHIO BEGINS OPERATION
1862 WESTERN MARYLAND BEGINS OPERATION
1892 ABERDEEN & ROCKFISH BEGINS OPERATION, CONTINUES TODAY
1927 BALTIMORE & OHIO BUYS 44% OF WESTERN MARYLAND STOCK
1940 GULF, MOBILE & NORTHERN + MOBILE & OHIO = GULF MOBILE & OHIO
1947 PERE MARQUETTE MERGED INTO THE CHESAPEAKE & OHIO
1959 NORFOLK & WESTERN ABSORBED THE VIRGINIAN RAILWAY
1963 CHEASPEAKE & OHIO & BALTIMORE & OHIO MERGED
1964 NORFOLK & WESTERN ABSORBED THE NICKEL PLATE ROAD
1964 NORFOLK & WESTERN MERGED WITH THE WABASH
1964 NORFOLK & WESTERN ABSORBED THE PITTSBURGH & WEST VIRGINIA RWY
1966 L & N ABSORBED THE NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA & ST. LOUIS.
1967 SEABOARD AIR LINE + ATLANTIC COAST LINE = SEABOARD COAST LINE
1967 SOUTHERN ABSORBED THE CENTRAL OF GEORGIA.
1967 C&O/B&O ABSORBED WESTERN MARYLAND
1968 TENNESSEE CENTRAL CEASED OPERATION SPLIT UP TO SRR, IC & L & N
1969 SEABOARD COAST LINE ABSORBED THE PIEDMONT & NORTHERN
1971 SOUTHERN ABSORBED THE TENNESSEE, ALABAMA & GEORGIA.
1972 GULF,MOBILE & OHIO + ILLINOIS CENTRAL = ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF
1972 CHESSIE SYSTEM BEGAN REPAINT OF ROLLING STOCK
1973 SOUTHERN ABSORBED ORIGINAL NORFOLK SOUTHERN
1975 LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE + SEABOARD COAST LINE = FAMILY LINES SYSTEM
1975 FAMILY LINES SYSTEM ABSORBED CLINCHFIELD AND WEST POINT ROUTE
1976 FAMILY LINES SYSTEM ABSORBED DURHAM & SOUTHERN
1982 NORFOLK & WESTERN + SOUTHERN = NORFOLK SOUTHERN
1983 FAMILY LINES SYSTEM BECAME SEABOARD SYSTEM
1983 CHESSIE SYSTEM + SEABOARD SYSTEM = CSX (NO REPAINT)
1986 CSX SYSTEM BECAME CXST BEGAN REPAINT OF ROLLING STOCK
1996 CONRAIL SOLD TO NORFOLK SOUTHERN AND CSX AND OTHER SMALLER ROADS.

AT THE PRESENT TIME THERE ARE TWO BASIC RAILROAD SYSTEMS
OPERATING IN THE SOUTHEAST PART OF THE UNITED STATES.

THE CSXT SYSTEM CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING;


  • ATLANTIC COAST LINE RAILROAD
  • SEABOARD COAST LINE RAILROAD
  • CLINCHFIELD RAILROAD
  • ATLANTA & WEST POINT RAILROAD
  • GEORGIA RAILROAD
  • WESTERN RAILWAY OF ALABAMA
  • DURHAM & SOUTHERN RAILROAD
  • PIEDMONT & NORTHERN
  • SEABOARD AIRLINE RAILWAY
  • LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD
  • FAMILY LINES SYSTEM
  • CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY
  • BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD
  • WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY
  • SEABOARD SYSTEM
  • CHESSIE SYSTEM
  • CONRAIL(old NYC system)

NORFOLK SOUTHERN SYSTEM CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:


  • SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM
  • NORFOLK & WESTERN
  • NORFOLK SOUTHERN
  • TENNESSEE, ALABAMA & GEORGIA
  • CENTRAL OF GEORGIA
  • NICKEL PLATE ROAD
  • GEORGIA NORTHERN
  • VIRGINIAN
  • WABASH
  • CONRAIL(old PRR system)

S.A. McCall