Can Someone Explain

Virginian Railway Jul 13, 2012

  1. Virginian Railway

    Virginian Railway TrainBoard Member

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    OK so I'm trying to figure out how CSX came to be, but I'm having a hard time uderstanding all the mergers and holding companies and such so can someone explain how CSX was formed?
     
  2. BnOEngrRick

    BnOEngrRick TrainBoard Member

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    CSX was a result of the merger of Chessie System and Seaboard System. Chessie was made up of the B&O, C&O and Western Maryland. Seaboard was previously known as Family Lines, and was made up of the Seaboard Coast Line, L&N, Georgia Railroad, Clinchfield and I believe the Atlantic & West Point. Seaboard Coast Line was made from the Seaboard Railroad and the Atlantic Coast Line.

    That's the best I can give you. I may be off a hair on a couple of these.
     
  3. Hytec

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  4. BoxcabE50

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    That's an interesting time line. I see the Clinchfield is noted by it's full corporate name.

    But what happened to the Western RY of Alabama? I see mention in the gtime line that it was excluded from CSX.
     
  5. Hytec

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    Ken, Apparently the Western Ry of Alabama, together with the Atlanta & West Point RR were commonly known as the West Point Route, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Point_Route

    So I suspect this, and other minor details were omitted in the name of editorial expediency...LOL
     
  6. BoxcabE50

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    I do know the Georgia RR, A&WP plus WR of A were known as the "Georgia Group" of railroads. They used family type forms listing all three company names. Was the WR of A abandoned? Did it get absorbed into NS Corp?
     
  7. Hytec

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    Ken, apparently the WR of A is now part of CSX. This Wiki posting may answer your question, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Railway_of_Alabama. Also there are three timelines at the bottom of the page covering mergers and abandonments throughout the country that may help with your research.
     

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