NP, CW 3/16/1863

From the Carolina Watchman (Salisbury, N. C.)
March 16, 1863
The A. T. & Ohio Rail Road   {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR}
   We are pleased to learn by the Iredell Express that the trains now run over the A. T. & Ohio Rail Road, from Charlotte to the depot at Statesville, transporting freight and passengers. The connection was made last week. We shall embrace an early opportunity and have more to say about this Road; the great benefit which it will confer upon the public; and the untiring energy of the gentleman, Mr. Wm. Johnston, to whose wisdom and labors the people of Western North Carolina are indebted for the inauguration of an enterprise which will bring prosperity to their doors, and put untold millions in their pockets, during forthcoming years.
   Col. Wm. Johnston, the efficient President of the above Road, is entitled to the credit of the rapid construction, durable workmanship and economy, which has produced one of the best and most important highways in the Southern Confederacy.
{Charlotte} Bulletin