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Alleghany Corporation is an investment holding company originally created by the railroad entrepreneurs Oris and Mantis Van Sweringen as a holding company for their railroad interests.
Alleghany County is a United States county located on the far western edge of Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Allegheny Mountain Range —also spelled Alleghany, Allegany and, informally, the Alleghenies—is part of the vast Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States and Canada where it posed a significant barrier to land travel in less technologically advanced eras.
The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.
The American Locomotive Company, often shortened to, ALCo or Alco, designed, built and sold steam locomotives, diesel-electric locomotives, diesel engines and generators, specialized forgings, high quality steel, armed tanks and automobiles and produced nuclear energy.
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a partially government-funded American passenger railroad service.
Ansted is a town in Fayette County in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad is a former U. S. Class I railroad from 1900 until 1967, when it merged with long-time rival Seaboard Air Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad.
The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum exhibiting historic railroad equipment in Baltimore, Maryland, originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum when it opened on July 4, 1953.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is one of the oldest railroads in the United States and the first common carrier railroad.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States and is associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments totalling approximately 12 to 25 musicians.
"The Big Four" was the name popularly given to the famous and influential businessmen, philanthropists and railroad tycoons who built the Central Pacific Railroad, (C.P.R.R.), which formed the western portion through the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States, built from the mid-continent at the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean during the middle and late 1860s.
Bituminous coal or black coal is a relatively soft coal containing a tarlike substance called bitumen.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are a physiographic province of the larger Appalachian Mountains range.
The Blue Ridge Railroad was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Virginia in March 1849 to provide a state-financed crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Virginia Central Railroad, which it became a part of after completion.
The Blue Ridge Tunnel (also known as the Crozet Tunnel) is a historic railroad tunnel built during the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad in the 1850s.
The Brookville Tunnel (also Brooksville Tunnel) was a historic railroad tunnel engineered by Claudius Crozet during the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad in the 1850s.
The Cardinal is a thrice-weekly long distance passenger train operated by Amtrak between New York Penn Station and Chicago Union Station, with major intermediate stops at Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, Charleston, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis.
The Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) is the former name of the railroad network built between California and Utah, US, that built eastwards from the West Coast in the 1860s, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America.
Charles T. Hinde (July 12, 1832 – March 10, 1915) was an American industrialist, tycoon, riverboat captain, businessman, and entrepreneur.
Charlottesville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Chessie was a popular cat character used as a symbol of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
Chessie System, Inc. was a holding company that owned the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O), the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), the Western Maryland Railway (WM), and several smaller carriers.
Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.
Church Hill Tunnel is an old Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) tunnel, built in the early 1870s, which extends approximately 4,000 feet under the Church Hill section of Richmond, Virginia.
Cincinnati is a city in and the county seat of Hamilton County, Ohio, United States.
A civil engineer is a person who practices civil engineering – the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructures while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improving existing infrastructures that have been neglected.
Benoît "Claudius" Crozet (December 31, 1789 – January 29, 1864) was an educator and civil engineer.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state.
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Clifton Forge is a town in Alleghany County, Virginia, United States which is part of the Roanoke Region.
The Clinchfield Railroad was an operating and holding company for the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway.
Coal (from the Old English term col, which has meant "mineral of fossilized carbon" since the 13th century) is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
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A coal pier is a transloading facility designed for the transfer of coal between rail and ship.
A coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast.
Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker) who built the Central Pacific Railroad as part of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad.
Columbus is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio.
Competition law is a law that promotes or seeks to maintain market competition by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies.
The Consolidated Rail Corporation, commonly known as Conrail, was the primary Class I railroad in the Northeast U.S. between 1976 and 1999.
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.
Covington and Ohio Railroad was part of a planned railroad link between eastern Virginia and the Ohio River in the 1850s.
Covington is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
CSX Transportation is a Class I railroad in the United States.
Cyrus Stephen Eaton, Sr. (December 27, 1883 – May 9, 1979) was a Canadian-American investment banker, businessman and philanthropist, with a career that spanned seventy years.
David Thomas Ansted (5 February 1814 – 13 May 1880) was an English geologist and author.
Doswell is an unincorporated community in Hanover County in the Central Region of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia.
Emma Hayden (née Gilham) Page (September 27, 1855 – February 14, 1933) was the youngest daughter of Major William Gilham, Commandant of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia, where she was born 5½ years before the beginning of the American Civil War.
The Erie Railroad was a railroad that operated in the northeastern United States, originally connecting New York City with Lake Erie.
The Fast Flying Virginian (FFV) was a named passenger train of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway.
Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a contiguous railroad line constructed in the United States between 1863 and 1869 west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to connect the Pacific coast at San Francisco Bay with the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 large U.S. corporations as ranked by their gross revenue, after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur.
George Stevens (December 18, 1904 – March 8, 1975) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.
The George Washington was a named passenger train of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway running on a route between Cincinnati, Ohio and Washington, D.C.
Giant is a 1956 American Warner Color drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from Edna Ferber's 1952 novel.
Gordonsville is a town in Orange County in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.
The Great Valley, also called the Great Appalachian Valley or Great Valley Region, is one of the major landform features of eastern North America.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930s.
The Great Lakes (also called the Laurentian Great Lakes, or the Great Lakes of North America) are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located in northeastern North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.
Great North Mountain is a long mountain ridge within the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia.
Greenbrier County, is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
The Greenbrier River is a tributary of the New River, long,McNeel, William P. "Greenbrier River." The West Virginia Encyclopedia.
The Greenwood Tunnel is a historic railroad tunnel constructed in 1853 by Claudius Crozet during the construction of the Blue Ridge Railroad.
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States.
Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and a metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, United States.
Hawk's Nest, the site of Hawks Nest State Park, is a peak on Gauley Mountain in Ansted, West Virginia, USA.
The Hocking River is a tributary of the Ohio River in southeastern Ohio in the United States.
Huntington is a city in the State of West Virginia.
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States.
An independent city or independent town is a city or town that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity (such as a county).
Indiana is a U.S. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America.
Internal improvements is the term used historically in the United States for public works from the end of the American Revolution through much of the 19th century, mainly for the creation of a transportation infrastructure: roads, turnpikes, canals, harbors and navigation improvements.
John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier, banker, and art collector who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time.
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor.
The James River is a river in the U.S. state of Virginia.
The James River and Kanawha Canal was a partially built canal in Virginia intended to facilitate shipments of passengers and freight by water between the western counties of Virginia and the coast.
John Henry is an African-American folk hero and tall tale.
The Kanawha River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 97 mi (156 km) long, in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
Kenova is a city in Wayne County, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers.
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.
Locomotives operated by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.
Louisa County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) (also known as clinical depression, major depression, unipolar depression, or unipolar disorder; or as recurrent depression in the case of repeated episodes) is a mental disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent low mood that is accompanied by low self-esteem and by a loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities.
Melville Ezra Ingalls (1842–1914), commonly abbreviated M. E. Ingalls, was a Massachusetts state legislator who went on to become president of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (the Big Four Railroad).
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States.
The New River, part of the Ohio River watershed, is about 360 mi (515 km) long.
New York is a state in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States.
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Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), originally Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (NNS&DD), was the largest privately owned shipyard in the United States prior to being purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2001.
Newport News is an independent city located in the U.S. state of Virginia.
The Norfolk and Western Railway, was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982.
North America is a continent wholly within the Northern Hemisphere and almost wholly within the Western Hemisphere.
Ohio is a state in the Midwestern United States.
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The Ohio River, which streams westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River in the United States.
Ontario is one of the ten provinces of Canada, located in east-central Canada.
The Orange and Alexandria Railroad (O&A) was a railroad in Virginia, United States.
Page-Vawter House in the town of Ansted in Fayette County, West Virginia was built in 1889-90 by company carpenters of the Gauley Mountain Coal Company for the family of William Nelson Page, who was company president.
The Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered a depression in Europe and North America that lasted from 1873 until 1879, and even longer in some countries.
The Peninsula Extension which created the Peninsula Subdivision of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) was the new railroad line on the Virginia Peninsula from Richmond to southeastern Warwick County.
Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state located in the North and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the Great Lakes region.
The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846.
The Pere Marquette Railway operated in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.
A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land.
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In the United States, railroads are classified as Class I, II or III, as established by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) for the year ending June 30, 1911.
The Richmond and Alleghany Railroad was built along the James River along the route of the James River and Kanawha Canal from Richmond on the fall line at the head of navigation to a point west of Lynchburg near Buchanan, Virginia, and combined with the Buchanan and Clifton Forge Railway Company to reach Clifton Forge, Virginia.
The Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad was a railroad connecting Richmond, Virginia, to Washington, D.C. It is now a portion of the CSX Transportation system.
Richmond is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the United States.
Robert Ralph Young (February 14, 1897–January 25, 1958) was a United States financier and industrialist.
Russell is a home rule-class city on the south bank of the Ohio River in Greenup County, Kentucky, in the United States.
The Sciotoville Bridge is a steel continuous truss bridge carrying tracks of CSX Transportation across the Ohio River between Siloam - a junction located north of Limeville, Kentucky and east of South Shore, Kentucky - and Sciotoville, Ohio in the United States.
Sciotoville is a populated place in the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County, Ohio.
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which styled itself "The Route of Courteous Service," was an American railroad whose corporate existence extended from April 14, 1900 until July 1, 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad.
The Seaboard System Railroad, Inc. was a short-lived former US Class I railroad that was created after the consolidation of the Family Lines System railroads (notably the Louisville & Nashville, Seaboard Coast Line, and Clinchfield) on December 29, 1982.
The Shenandoah Valley is a geographic valley and cultural region of western Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in the United States.
A stagecoach is a type of covered wagon used to carry passengers and goods inside.
A streamliner is a vehicle incorporating streamlining in a shape providing reduced air resistance.
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) of the United States is a bipartisan, decisionally-independent adjudicatory body organizationally housed within the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Swift Run Gap is a wind gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains located in the U.S. state of Virginia.
Talcott (also Rolinsburgh or Rollinsburg) is an unincorporated community in Summers County, West Virginia, United States.
Gordon Lee "Tex" Beneke (February 12, 1914 – May 30, 2000) was an American saxophonist, singer, and bandleader.
The Tidewater region of Virginia is the eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Toledo is the fourth most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio after Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus and is the county seat of Lucas County.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
The University of Virginia (UVA, U.Va. or Virginia), is a research university founded by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson and located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Oris Paxton Van Sweringen (April 24, 1879 – November 22, 1936) and Mantis James Van Sweringen (July 8, 1881 – December 12, 1934) were brothers who became railroad barons in order to develop Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.
The Virginia Board of Public Works was a governmental agency which oversaw and helped finance the development of Virginia's transportation-related internal improvements during the 19th century.
The Virginia Central Railroad was an early railroad in the U.S. state of Virginia that operated between 1850 and 1868 from Richmond westward for to Covington.
The Virginia Peninsula is a peninsula in southeast Virginia, USA, bounded by the York River, James River, Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay.
Warwick County was a county in Southeast Virginia that was created from Warwick River Shire, one of eight created in the Virginia Colony in 1634.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.
The Western Maryland Railway was an American Class I railroad which operated in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States.
William Kissam Vanderbilt I (December 12, 1849 – July 22, 1920) was a member of the prominent American Vanderbilt family.
William Nelson Page (January 6, 1854 – March 7, 1932) was an American civil engineer and industrialist.
Williams Carter Wickham (September 21, 1820 – July 23, 1888) was a lawyer, judge, politician, and an important Confederate cavalry general who fought in the Virginia campaigns during the American Civil War.
Williamsburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia.
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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