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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seaboard Air Line Railroad

 
 
Seaboard Air Line Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 24, 2012
1. Seaboard Air Line Railroad Marker
Inscription. The Portsmouth & Roanoke Railroad was incorporated in March 1832 and began operations in July 1834 when the first train, pulled by horses, ran a full circuit from Portsmouth to Suffolk. A locomotive replaced the horses later that year. By late 1836, the full line running to Weldon, N.C., was completed. In 1846 the line was reorganized as the Seaboard & Roanoke and eventually became the Seaboard Air Line Railroad.

This building at High Street Landing served as the Seaboard Air Line Railroad headquarters and station from 1894 through 1958, when the company moved its operations to Richmond, Va. Since that time, the Seaboard Air Line Railroad has survived a number of mergers, existing today as CSX Transportation.
 
Location. 36° 50.11′ N, 76° 17.804′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Water Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Between 1 High Street and the ferry landing. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Luke Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Elizabeth River (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval Shipyard Museum
Seaboard Coastline Building image. Click for full size.
By Scott Rollins, June 23, 2009
2. Seaboard Coastline Building
Headquarters of Seaboard Air Line Railroad. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Order Fresnel Lens from the Hog Island Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Site of William Crawford (d. 1762) Founder of Portsmouth (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration of the Last Public Appearance of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornwallis' Embarkation (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Portsmouth, VA Path of History.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on , by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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