Rome Railroad
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Rome Railroad
Rome Railroad
HeadquartersRome, Georgia
Dates of operation1848–1896
SuccessorNashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway
Track gauge
Previous gauge , converted to in 1886[1]

This [2]gauge railroad was first chartered as the Memphis Branch Railroad and Steamboat Company of Georgia in 1839. This company built a 20-mile (32 km) line between Rome, Georgia and Kingston where it connected with the Western and Atlantic Railroad.[3] The name was changed to the Rome Railroad in 1850.

In spite of this, the railroad was often referred to as the Rome and Kingston Railroad in both the 1860 Census and during the Civil War.[4] This railroad was acquired by the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway in 1896 who finally abandoned it in 1943.[5]

See also


  1. ^ The Days They Changed the Gauge
  2. ^ Confederate Railroads Rome
  3. ^ Georgia's Railroads and Heritage
  4. ^ Preliminary report on the Eighth Census 1860 by United States Census Bureau (Washington DC: 1862), page 222 [1]
  5. ^ Georgia's Railroads and Heritage

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