Early Chesapeake and Ohio Railway railway timetable jam packed with info.
Time tables, railway and steamer connections, mileage, small town stations…
Route map on back cover
Handwriting on front
Front and back cover smudged and yellowed, stain. Small hole on fold.
8 ¼” x 4”
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway formed in 1869 in Virginia from several smaller Virginia railroads begun in the 19th century. Led by industrialist Collis P. Huntington, it reached from Virginia's capital city of Richmond to the Ohio River by 1873, where the railroad town (and later city) of Huntington, West Virginia, was named for him.
Tapping the coal reserves of West Virginia, the C&O's Peninsula Extension to new coal piers on the harbor of Hampton Roads resulted in the creation of the new City of Newport News. Coal revenues also led the forging of a rail link to the Midwest, eventually reaching Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo in Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.