Old 09-30-2003, 06:54 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-30-2003, 09:14 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-01-2003, 11:54 AM   #3
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Check out the NS web site. It has a brief history of the Southern Railway.

http://www.nscorp.com/nscorp/applica...s_history.html
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Thanks, that was a good start to my search.

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

http://www.nscorp.com/nscorp/applica...s_history.html
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