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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway

Chartered 1869

 
 
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2013
1. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Marker
Inscription.  Origins in the James River & Kanawha Canal Co. (1785) and the Louisa Railroad (1836). Headquarted in Richmond. Profits came from hauling WVA coal to Newport News shipyards. Merged with B&O in 1972 to form Chessie System. Chessie System merged with Seaboard System in 1980 to form CSX.

Church Hill Tunnel, 1873 • 18th & east Marshall
Main Street Station, 1901 • 15th & East Main
Penisula Trestle, 1901 • Elevated track to the right
James River Viaduct, • 1901 East Dock Street
Triple Crossing, 1901 • Near 15th & East Dock Street
 
Erected 2012 by 1717 Design Group.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
 
Location. 37° 31.934′ N, 77° 25.73′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Cary Street and South 18th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Cary Street. Located at the northwest corner of the building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
East Cary St & S 18th St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2013
2. East Cary St & S 18th St (facing east)
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marker. Richmond Local Flood Protection (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Walk / Historic Canals (about 300 feet away); The Oldest Commercial Building in Richmond (about 800 feet away); Libby Prison (about 800 feet away); Origins of Richmond (about 800 feet away); Triple Crossing (about 800 feet away); The Oldest House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Libby Prison CSA (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 29, 2013.) 

2. History of the C&O Railway. Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society (Submitted on November 29, 2013.) 
 
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2013
3. Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 11, 2022