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Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Rail Road

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    The Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad was an 80-mile line connecting the two named cities. The company was chartered in 1851 and the line was completed in 1858. Ex-Confederate General William Thomas Mahone, hired in 1853, built the railroad, and by 1861, he was its President.

    The road came eastward from Petersburg and crossed the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River near Money Point, a few miles south of Berkley, then came northward, crossing the Eastern Branch 7/8 miles above its mouth. On the Norfolk side the N & P terminal sat upon a strip of land Mahone created – shooting off from the eastern end of Main Street. The strip, created by filling in the mouth of Newton's Creek, effectively closed the creek, creating what became known as Lake Mahone. The Creek, however, was not completely closed, as Mahone left a small strip – known as Mahone's Canal – along the eastern side. The strip of land on which the terminal sat was an extension of the eastern end of Main Street. Parallel to Main Street was Water Street, along which N & P tracks were also laid, allowing for easy transferring of goods from freight cars to the wharves all the way to Town Point.

    In 1870, the N&P, South Side Railroad and the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad were merged to form the Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Railroad.

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    Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Rail Road Company Bond Certificate
    Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Rail Road Company Bond Certificate
    Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Rail Road Company (Signed by William Mahone)
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    Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Rail Road Company Stock Certificate Signed by William Mahone
    Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Rail Road Company Stock Certificate Signed by William Mahone
    Atlantic, Mississippi & Ohio Rail Road Company (Signed by William Mahone)
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