Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire

The Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire was built as a competitor to the Baltimore & Ohio -- collecting northern Virginia products and delivering them to the port of Alexandria, Virginia. The road was chartered in 1847, but construction only began, after a name change, in 1855. It was completed to Leesburg, Virginia in May 1860 and went no further before the war.

Union troops took over the road in May 1861. One locomotive (the Clarke) and train was captured; two locomotives (McKenzie and Manning) escaped to the South, hauled from Leesburg by Capt. Sharp's force..

Black's Number 2 (map) (map)
Track 38 miles of 4 foot 8 inch gauge 52# T-rail
Locomotives 3; 4 names
Cars 49
Stations 11
Depots Alexandria
Officers All of 1861
Significant Documents
NP, AG 1-1-61
NP, AG 1-1D-61
NP, AG 1-3-61
NP, AG 2-13-61
NP, WR 2-22A-61
NP, WR 3-8-61
NA, VAF 5-2-61
NP, AG 5-4B-61
NP, AG 5-6-61
NP, AG 5-9-61
OR Series 1, Vol. 2, Page 858
OR Series 1, Vol. 2, Page 866
OR Series 1, Vol. 2, Page 42
OR Series 1, Vol. 2, Page 872
VHS, RRB 5-31-61
OR Series 1, Vol. 2, Page 917
NP, WJ 6-3-61
NP, RD 6-6-61
NP, AS 6-19C-61
NP, RD 6-20A-61
B13, AL&H 6-21-61
MISC, AL&H 8-9-61
NP, RD 8-19-61
NP, RD 8-20-61
NP, SW 9-4-61
NA, VC 9-7-61
NA, VC 9-7A-61
NP, RD 9-9-61
NP, NYT 9-13-61
NP, SW 9-18-61
NA, RRB 9-30A-61
NP, RD 10-9-61
NA, RF&P 10-14-61
NP, AS 10-23-61
NP, RD 10-23A-61
NP, RD 2-7B-62
NP, WR 2-14A-62
NP, RD 2-19-62
NP, WR 2-28-62
OR Series 3, Vol. 5,  Page 974

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