Montgomery & West Point

The original charter was issued in 1832, with main line construction completing in 1854. For some reason, the road chose the 4' 8" gauge, alone of all the roads south and west of Charlotte, NC. The gauge difference proved a serious impediment to the smooth flow of war goods and was not changed to the prevailing 5 feet until 1867.
Black's Number 59 (map) (map)
Track 127 miles of 4 foot 8 inch gauge; at least 86 miles were still 18# to 24# flange at the end of the war, the rest was T-rail.
Locomotives 22; 22 named
Cars 306
Stations 22
Officers Most
Passengers 1861
Cotton Shipments 1859 - 1862
Locomotive Usage 1861
Bridges Bridges
Tredegar Purchases All
Annual Reports
3-1-62 President
3-1-62 Superintendent
3-1-66 Superintendent
Significant Documents
NP, MM 1-1A-61
NP, RD 3-1A-61
NP, ASCY 3-14-61
NP, MT 3-16-61
NP, AP 3-21A-61
NP, CC 4-25A-61
NP, ASCY 6-16-61
NP, AC 7-2-61
NA, SWR 12-4A-61
NA, SWR 12-5-61
NA, M&WP 1-23-62
NA, M&WP 2-28-62
NA, QMR 3-25-62
NA, M&WP 3-31-62
NP, ASCY 4-12-62
NP, MM 5-10-62
NA, SWR 8-1-62
NA, SWR 8-4-62
NP, MT 8-15-62
NP, MT 8-15A-62
NA, QMR 8-20A-62
LVA, RR 9-14-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 900
NP, RD 10-9-62
NP, MM 10-19A-62
AL, A&F 11-18-62
NP, MM 12-12A-62
NA, M&WP 1-28-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 23, Part 2, Page 761
OR Series 1, Vol. 23, Part 2, Page 706
NA, QM 3-20-63
NA, RR 3-25A-63
NA, ENG 3-28-63
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 483
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 487
NP, MA 5-9A-63
NA, ENG 5-22A-63
NA, M&WP 5-30-63
NP, CE 6-9-63
LVA, RRB 6-15C-63
NA, M&WP 6-30-63
LVA, RRB 7-20-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 30, Part 4, Page 608
H, RRB 9-9C-63
NP, MA 11-9-63
NA, RRB 11-25A-63
UG, W&A 1-14-64
NA, RR 1-22-64
NA, SWR 1-22-64
NA, QMR 1-28A-64
NA, CS 2-15-64
NA, ENG 2-22B-64
NA, QMR 2-22E-64
NA, M&WP 2-24-64
NA, RR 2-26-64
NA, ENGR 2-27-64
NA, QMR 3-2D-64
NA, M&WP 3-11B-64
NA, ENG 3-15-64
NA, ENG 3-16A-64
NP, AI 3-18D-64
NA, M&WP 4-1-64
NA, QMR 4-8-64
NA, M&WP 4-15-64
NP, MA 4-16A-64
NA, QMR 5-28-64
NP, MAP 7-4-64
OR Series 2, Vol. 7,  Page 448
NA, RRB 7-16A-64
NP, CR 7-20-64
NP, AC 7-21A-64
NP, AC 7-23-64
NA, DAMELA 7-25A-64
NA, DAMELA 7-25B-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 731
NA, ENG 7-26-64
NA, ENG 7-26A-64
NA, QM 7-26C-64
NA, QM 7-27A-64
NA, QM 7-27B-64
NA, ENG 7-26C-64
NP, MT 7-29-64
NA, DAMEL 7-30-64
NA, DAMEL 7-30A-64
LVA, RRB 8-1-64
NP, LV 8-6-64
OR Series 4, Vol. 3, Page 575
NA, RRB 8-11-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 774
NP, CM 8-15-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 781
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 784
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 1, Page 431
NP, TAR 9-1-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 849
NA, QMR 9-26-64
NA, QM 9-28-64
NA, QM 10-1-64
NA, QMR 10-11-64
NA, CS 10-26-64
NA, CS 10-29-64
NA, RR 11-18-64
D, A&MR 12-20-64
NA, QMR 12-30-64
NA, M&WP 12-31-64
NP, AC 1-7B-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 52, Part 2, Page 809
OR Series 1, Vol. 52, Part 2, Page 809A
NA, QMR 1-18-65
NP, AC 1-21B-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 1, Page 936
NP, RD 2-1-65
NA, RR 2-2-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 1, Page 1080
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 1, Page 801
NP, AC 2-26A-65
NA, CSN 3-3-65
NP, CE 3-4A-65
NA, CSN 3-7-65
NA, DAMEL 3-26A-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 1, Page 505
AR, A&F(FL) 5-1-67 S

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