Gainesville & Mississippi Railroad (1852-1854)

Mississippi Gainesville & Tuscaloosa Railroad (1854-1870)

5' Gauge

Headquarters: unk

Years of Operation: 1852-1870

Predecessor road: none

Successor road: Mobile & Ohio 

Miles Operated: 22

Locomotives Owned: 1

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History by Tony Howe:

The Gainesville & Mississippi Railroad was incorporated in February 10, 1852, to build from the river town of Gainesville, Alabama to the nearest connection with the Mobile & Ohio Railroad in Mississippi, which happened to be Narkeeta, in Kemper County.  On February 14, 1854, the charter was amended to change the name of the railroad to Mississippi, Gainesville & Tuscaloosa Railroad. On October 20, 1870, the railroad was sold to the Mobile & Ohio, who abandoned the branch on April 14, 1879. A group of local businessmen in Gainesville relaid a wood rail tram road on the grade, but it was not successful and it too was abandoned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          

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