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Gregory Wallace
09-30-2003, 07:54 PM
Hey, guys (I don't think there are any gals here -- am I wrong?)....

Anyway, I'm not in the RR industry (which I regret), but my great-grandfather was: he worked most of his life for Southern Railway, mostly in South Mississippi. He's dead now, so I can't ask him my questions, but I wondered if anyone here could tell me a little about Southern? I'm just looking for basic info: what the railroad was like, when and where it operated, what people thought of it, what happened to it?

Thanks for any help,
~Gregory

Guilford350
09-30-2003, 10:14 PM
Well, I'm not much of an historian about the Southern Railroad but I do know that it was formed sometime in the 1830's I believe and lasted as a corporate entity until 1998; making it one of the oldest railroads in the U.S.

oltmannd
10-01-2003, 12:54 PM
Check out the NS web site. It has a brief history of the Southern Railway.

http://www.nscorp.com/nscorp/application?pageid=About%20NS&category=About%20NS&contentId=english/nscorp/about_ns/ns_history.html

Gregory Wallace
10-01-2003, 06:12 PM
Thanks, that was a good start to my search.

Check out the NS web site. It has a brief history of the Southern Railway.

http://www.nscorp.com/nscorp/application?pageid=About%20NS&category=About%20NS&contentId=english/nscorp/about_ns/ns_history.html