Alabama & Mississippi Rivers

The road was chartered in 1850 and was intended to connect Selma, Alabama with the Mississippi state line. The Selma to Uniontown portion was completed before the war, but resources to finish the work were unavailable to the state or railroad. 

Because it was a link in providing a cross-Confederacy railroad, it was made a high-priority project by the Confederate government and rail was provided by stripping lesser lines. The road was completed to Meridian in December 1862 -- except for the lack of a bridge over the Tombigbee River. The gap forced the unloading of cars at Demopolis for a steamboat ride to McDowell's Bluff and reloading of the cars. 

The gap between Selma and Montgomery, not a part of the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers, but part of the urgently needed trans-Confederacy line, also remained and was handled with another steamboat ride.

The name was changed to the Selma & Meridian Railroad in 1864.

Black's Number 82 (map)  (Demopolis)
Track 104 miles of 5 foot gauge of 50# T rail; in December 1860 was trying to get 62# rail
Locomotives At least 3; 5 names
Cars At least 21
Stations 21
Officers Few
Shelby Purchases All
Tombigbee River Bridge Description NP, SMR 12-16-62
Annual Reports
1-1-66 Superintendent
Significant Documents
NP, SMR 4-4-61
LVA, TRED 5-21A-61
NP, TOF 5-22-61
LVA, TRED 9-25-61
NA, G 12-17-61
NA, WAR 1-20-62
NA, M&WP 1-23-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 941
NA, QM 3-19-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1048
AOC, 4-7-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1053
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1055
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1060
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1066
NA, RR 4-19B-62
NA, RR 4-20A-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1089
NP, SMR 4-29-62
NA, CM&G 4-30A-62
NA, SWR 5-4-62
MISC, A&MR 5-5-62
NA, SWR 5-12-62
NA, SWT 5-13-62
NA, SWT 5-26-62
NA, SWT 5-28-62
NA, SWR 5-29A-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1145
NA, SWR 6-12-62
NA, SWT 6-14-62
NA, A&MR 6-15-62
NA, SWR 6-16-62
NA, SWR 6-16A-62
NA, SWT 6-17-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 612
NA, SWR 6-20-62
NA, SWR 6-20A-62
NA, SWT 6-20-62
NA, SWT 6-21-62
NA, SWR 6-23-62
NA, SWR 6-25-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 1171
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 625
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 625A
OR Series 1, Vol. 15, Page 770
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 629
NA, SWT 6-30-62
NA, A&MR 6-xx-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 637
NA, S&M 7-4-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 644
AL, A&MR 7-12-62
AL, A&MR 7-12A-62
NA, SWT 7-15-62
NA, SWT 7-15A-62
UG, A&F 7-18A-62
UA, A&MR 7-20-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 653
AHC, A&M 8-13-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 17, Part 2, Page 756
AL, A&MR 8-28-62
AL, A&MR 8-29-62
NA, SWT 8-30-62
NA, RR 8-31-62
NP, SMR 9-27-62
NP, SMR 9-29A-62
NP, SMR 9-29B-62
NA, RR 9-30A-62
NA, A&F 9-x-62
NA, SWR 10-1-62
AOC, 10-2-62
NA, SWT 10-2-62
NA, SWT 10-2A-62
NA, SWT 10-21-62
NP, SMR 10-22-62
NP, SMR 10-23-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 149
NP, SMR 11-20-62
NP, MM 11-23A-62
NA, ENG 11-27-62
NP, ASCY 11-30A-62
NA, M&S 12-3-62
NP, ASCY 12-7-62
NP, HT 12-8-62
NP, GI 12-13-62
NP, MM 12-16-62
NP, SMR 12-16-62
NA, DMEL 1-9-63
NP, ASCY 1-10-63
NP, MAP 1-15-63
AHC, A&M 1-20-63
NA, A&MR 2-1-63
NA, A&F 2-3-63
NP, MAP 2-3-63
NA, CM&G 2-6-63
NA, CM&G 2-10-63
NP, RR 2-11-63
NA, ENG 2-11A-63
NA, ENG 2-11B-63
NP, ASCY 2-11-63
NA, A&MR 2-15-63
MISC, A&MR 2-24-63
AHC, A&M 2-29-63
NA, A&F 3-13-63
NA, RRB 3-13-63
NP, RS 3-14A-63
UA, SIW 3-14-63
NA, A&MR 3-18-63
NA, QM 3-18A-63
NP, MAP 3-28-63
NA, A&F 3-30-63
NA, A&F 4-6-63
NA, QM 4-10-63
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 487
NA, A&F 4-22-63
NA, QM 4-22A-63
NA, QM 4-25-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 787
NA, QM 4-27-63
NP, SMR 5-3-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 875
UA, SIW 5-14-63
NA, A&F 5-15-63
NA, QM 6-1-63
NP, WJ 6-22-63
UA, SIW 6-24-63
NA, DW 7-4-63
NA, ENG 7-18A-63
NA, ENG 7-18C-63
NA, ENG 7-18D-63
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 655
NA, ENGR 8-4-63
NA, ENG 9-4C-63
NA, ENG 9-30B-63
NP, M 10-10A-63
NA, ENG 10-31C-63
NA, SWT 11-5-63
UA, SIW 11-5-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 31, Part 3, Page 643
NA, ENG 11-24C-63
AHC, A&M 11-30-63
NA, ENG 11-30A-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 31, Part 3, Page 787
NA, QM 12-19A-63
NA, A&MR 1-15-64
NA, QMR 2-10A-64
NA, QM 2-13-64
NA, ENG 2-13-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 2, Page 733
NA, RRB 2-15A-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 1, Page 336
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 1, Page 338
NA, A&MR 2-29-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 3, Page 579
NP, IE 3-3A-64
NA, RR 3-8-64
NP, SB 3-9-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 1, Page 343
NP, MAP 3-15-64
NA, RR 3-18A-64
NA, RR 3-23-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 3, Page 745
NA, ENG 3-29-64
NP, SMR 3-29-64
NP, SMR 4-3-64
NP, MAP 4-4-64
NP, SMR 4-6-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 52, Part 2, Page 653
NA, ENG 4-12-64
NA, ENG 4-12A-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 3, Page 811
NA, ENGR 4-27-64
NP, RD 4-28-64
NA, ENG 4-28B-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 578
NP, SMR 5-11-64
NA, DAMEL 5-12-64
NA, CSN 5-14-64
NA, RR 5-14-64
NP, SMR 5-16-64
NA, A&MR 5-19-64
NA, A&MR 5-20-64
NA, DAMEL 5-25-64
NP, MAR 5-26-64
NA, DAMELA 5-29-64
NA, A&MR 5-30-64
NP, MAP 6-1-64
NA, DAMELA 6-4-64
NA, DAMELA 6-4A-64
NP, MAP 6-7-64
NP, DC 6-9-64
NA, DAMELA 6-13-64
NA, DAMELA 6-15-64
NA, DAMELA 6-15A-64
NA, ENG 6-15-64
NP, DC 6-17-64
NA, A&MR 6-22-64
AHC, A&M 6-30-64
NA, DAMELA 6-30-64
NA, CSN 7-1-64
NA, A&MR 7-3-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 731
NA, DAMEL 7-30-64
NA, DAMELA 8-13-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 774
NA, DAMELA 9-26-64
NA, DAMELA 9-26A-64
NA, QM 10-1-64
AL, A&F 10-13-64
OR Series 4, Vol. 3, Page 742
NA, DAMELA 10-26-64
NP, DC 10-28-64
NA, DAMELA 10-29-64
NA, CSN 10-31-64
NA, RR 10-31-64
NA, RR 11-30-64
NP, SM 12-4-64
UA, SIW 12-20-64
D, A&WP 12-20-64
D, A&MR 12-20-64
UA, SIW 12-21-64
NP, RS 12-22-64
NA, QMR 12-27A-64
NA, MAXWELL 12-29-64
NA, RRB 1-9A-65
NA, DAMELA 1-14-65
UA, SIW 1-20-65
UA, SIW 1-22-65
D, A&MR 1-25-65
NP, CR 1-26A-65
UA, SIW 1-26A-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 1, Page 937
UA, SIW 1-28-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 1, Page 1080
NA, DAMELA 2-8-65
NA, DAMELA 2-11-65
NA, RR 2-11-65
NP, AC 2-18A-65
NP, MAP 3-5-65
NP, AC 3-17-65
NA, DAMELA 3-27-65
NP, AC 3-28A-65
NA, DAMEL 4-2-65
NA, DAMEL 4-4A-65
NA, DAMELA 4-6-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 2, Page 1232
NA, DAMEL 4-13A-65

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