Nashville & Chattanooga

The road was chartered in 1845. Construction began in 1848 and was completed between the two cities in 1854. As with the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in Virginia, this road supported both sides' armies at the same time in 1863.

There appear to have been small railroads built in the Bridgeport, Tennessee area that were serviced by Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad rolling stock. Exact names, or even the existence, of these roads during the War is uncertain, but there appear to have been roads to the Aetna Mining Company; to mines 8 miles southeast of Shellmound, Georgia from a connection at that point (the Gordon's Mine Railroad); and to the Huntsville Coal Company, near Bolivar in northeastern Alabama, from a connection near Stevenson. All of these are mentioned in an 1858 annual report, the Jasper road is mentioned in a Union Officer's diary during the siege of Chattanooga, and the Shellmound road is on a map in the Atlas of the Official Records and in several dispatches in the OR..

Black's Number 68 (map) (Shelbyville Branch map)
Track 255 miles of 5 foot gauge, with 55# and 65# U-rail having been replaced by like weight T-rail on all but 39 miles. The U-rail had been laid on runners, like strap rail, but was being replaced by T-rail, laid on cross ties. The Shelbyville Branch was laid with 35# rail, type unknown. The U. S. Army reported removing some 48# U-rail.
Locomotives 37; 37 names
Cars 380
Stations 32
Officers Most for all years
Locomotive Usage 1861
Passengers 1861
Tredegar Purchases All
Annual Reports
7-1-61 President
7-1-61 Superintendent
7-1-61 Engineer
7-1-65 Report
Significant Documents
NP, CJ 1-23B-61
NP, MDA 1-25-61
NP, MDA 1-29-61
NP, SRDR 2-5-61
NP, GCG 2-15-61
NP, NUA 2-19A-61
NP, NUA 2-19C-61
NP, AP 3-1-61
NP, ASCY 6-16A-61
LVA, TRED 8-30-61
NP, RD 9-28A-61
NA, N&C 10-1-61
NA, N&C 12-23-61
OR Series 1, Vol. 7,  Page 905
NP, SW 3-5-62
NP, NOTP 3-7-62
NA, QM 3-22-62
UG, N&C 3-23-62
NA, QM 4-4-62
NA, N&C 4-9-62
UG, W&A 4-9-62
NP, NOTP 4-12-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 10, Part 2,  Page 420
NA, RR 4-20-62
NP, RD 4-21-62
NA, N&C 5-2-62
NP, RD 5-19-62
NP, RD 5-26-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 7,  Page 429
NA, N&C 6-8-62
NA, N&C 6-9-62
NP, ASCY 6-11A-62
NP, WJ 6-12-62
NP, MT 6-13-62
NA, N&C 6-22-62
NA, N&C 6-27-62
NA, N&C 7-10-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 16, Part 2, Page 785
NP, RD 9-1-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 16, Part 2, Page 793
OR Series 1, Vol. 16, Part 2, Page 794
OR Series 1, Vol. 16, Part 2, Page 836
OR Series 1, Vol. 16, Part 2, Page 839
NA, L&N 9-26-62
NP, MAR 9-27-62
NP, CDR 10-1-62
NP, CDR 10-1B-62
NA, N&C 10-4-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 20, Part 2, Page 416
OR Series 1, Vol. 20, Part 2, Page 421
NP, HT 11-24-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 20, Part 2, Page 426
NA, N&C 11-30-62
NP, HT 12-12A-62
NA, RR 12-20A-62
NP, RD 12-25-62
UG, N&C 12-29-62
NP, MM 12-30-62
NA, N&C 12-31-62
NP, RD 12-31-62
NP, WJ 1-5-63
NA, N&C 1-24-63
NA, N&C 2-4-63
NP, AC 2-7-63
NA, N&C 2-17-63
NA, QM 2-18-63
NA, N&C 2-19-63
NA, N&C 2-21-63
NA, N&C 3-15-63
NP, VW 4-6-63
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 483
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 487
NA, MAXWELL 4-16-63
NA, N&C 4-22-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 23, Part 2, Page 826
NA, QM 5-11-63
NA, QM 5-13-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 23, Part 2, Page 849
NA, SWT 5-29-63
NA, QM 6-12-63
AL, N&C 6-30-63
NA, CSN 6-30-63
NP, AC 7-2-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 23, Part 2, Page 925
NA, MAXWELL 7-30-63
NA, N&C 8-13-63
NA, N&C 8-13A-63
NP, AI 9-12-63
NP, WJ 9-26-63
RRBAT 10-25A-1863
NP, WJ 11-17-63
NA, MAXWELL 12-4-63
UG, W&A 12-12-63
RRBAT 12-21-1863
NP, RD 1-5A-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 52, Part 2, Page 602A
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 2, Page 612
NA, G 2-3-64
NA, ENG 3-28-64
NP, RD 5-3-64
NP, SR 6-25-64
OR Series 4, Vol. 3, Page 537
NP, AC 9-3-64
MISC, N&C 10-10-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 2, Page 656
NA, SWR 12-16-64
MISC, N&C 3-24-65
OR Series 3, Vol. 5,  Page 933

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