New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern

The road was chartered in 1852. Though fully operational when the war started, it was still expanding, with grading underway in Mississippi to connect to the Mobile & Ohio near Aberdeen (a leg that was not completed until after the war). When the war started, it was one of the best roads in the Confederacy. It actually had 7 locomotives and 11 passenger cars in reserve for an expected increase in traffic. 

When New Orleans fell under the guns of Farragut's fleet in April 1862, the road spent four frantic days hauling troops, supplies and equipment out of the city to the north. Only when General Butler's troops finally arrived on shore did the removal stop.

For the rest of the war, the road operated with Ponchatoula as its southern terminal. There were numerous Union attempts to disrupt the road, and, little by little, it ceased to operate. By the end of the war, the road had only 4 locomotives (2 partially burned) and 40 cars on a limited piece of track.

Black's Number 88 (map)
Track 206 miles of 5 foot gauge of unknown type and weight (some of it was 68 lbs)
Locomotives 45; 45 names
Cars 607
Stations 24
Officers Many
Passengers 1861
Locomotive Usage 1861
Tredegar Purchases All
Produce Deliveries 1862
Annual Reports
3-1-61 President
3-1-61 Superintendent
3-1-62 President
3-1-62 Superintendent
3-1-66 President
Significant Documents
NP, DD 1-1B-61
NP, MAP 1-18-61
NP, MAP 1-19B-61
NP, NODC 2-6-61
NP, NODC 2-6B-61
NP, NUA 2-11A-61
NP, NODC 2-15-61
NP, NODC 3-4A-61
NP, NODC 4-15-61
NP, NODC 4-16A-61
NA, QMR 4-20-61
NA, NOJ&GN 5-1-61
NA, NOJ&GN 5-2-61
NP, NODC 5-18-61
NP, NODC 6-24-61
NA, NOJ&GN 6-x-61
B9, DEB 6-xA-61
NP, DD 7-2A-61
NP, AC 7-6A-61
NP, RD 7-10B-61
NA, QMR 9-3-61
NP, NOTP 10-2-61
NP, VC 11-25A-61
NP, NODC 11-29-61
AL, NOJGN 12-31-61
NP, HCG 1-1-62
NP, NOTP 1-1-62
NP, NOTP 1-8A-62
NA, QM 1-10-62
NP, NOTP 1-14A-62
NP, NOTP 2-14-62
NP, NOTP 2-14A-62
NA, QMR 1-16-62
NP, NOTP 2-23-62
AR, NOJ&GN 2-28-62
NP, NOTP 2-28A-62
NP, DD 3-1-62
NP, RD 3-6A-62
NP, NOTP 3-8-62
NP, RD 3-10-62
NP, MAP 3-15A-62
NA, NOJ&GN 3-17-62
NA, SM 3-19C-62
NA, SM 3-20A-62
NA, SM 3-20D-62
NA, SM 3-20E-62
NA, SM 3-20G-62
NP, NOTP 3-30A-62
NP, NOTP 4-3-62
NP, NOTP 4-3B-62
NA, NOJ&GN 4-4-62
NP, NODC 4-4-62
NP, NOTP 4-5-62
NA, QMR 4-10-62
NP, NOTP 4-11-62
NP, NOTP 4-13-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 483
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 487
NP, NOTP 4-16-62
NP, NOTP 4-20-62
NP, NOTP 4-23B-62
NP, DD 4-30-62
NA, QMR 6-11-62
NA, SM 7-27-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 15, Page 803
NA, QMR 10-9-62
NA, DMEL 10-22-62
NA, DMEL 10-22A-62
NA, DMEL 10-30-62
NA, DMEL 11-12-62
NA, DMEL 11-27A-62
NA, DMEL 1-5-63
NA, DMEL 1-6A-63
NA, DMEL 1-6B-63
NA, DMEL 1-19-63
NA, DMEL 1-23-63
NA, NOJ&GN 1-23-63
NA, NOJ&GN 2-6-63
NA, DMEL 2-7-63
NA, NOJ&GN 2-7-63
ORN Series 2, Vol. 1, Page 754
NP, MAP 4-28-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 791
NP, VW 4-29-63
NP, VW 4-29A-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 804
NP, MAP 5-1-63
NP, VW 5-2A-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 1, Page 547
NA, NOJ&GN 5-4-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 871
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 1005
NP, WJ 5-25-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 934
NP, RS 6-12-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 984
NP, AC 7-1-63
NA, NOJ&GN 7-14-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 52, Part 2, Page 512
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 2, Page 661
NP, RD 7-27-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 24, Part 3, Page 1036
NA, DMEL 8-1-63
NP, RD 8-3-63
NP, RS 8-4-63
NP, RD 8-24-63
NP, MAP 8-25-63
NP, MAP 8-25A-63
NP, RS 8-26-63
NP, RD 8-29A-63
NP, RS 9-3-63
NA, M&T 9-7-63
NP, AMC 9-19-63
NA, RR 10-24-63
NP, MAP 11-2-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 31, Part 3, Page 630
NA, DW 11-12-63
NA, NOJ&GN 11-30-63
NA, ENG 12-10-63
NA, NOJ&GN 12-11-63
NA, QMR 1-24-64
NA, RR 1-28-64
NA, ENG 2-4-64
NA, NOJ&GN 2-4-64
NA, RRB 2-4A-64
NA, NOJ&GN 2-8-64
NA, NOJ&GN 3-18-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 3, Page 832
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 565
NA, NOJ&GN 5-7-64
NP, MAP 5-13-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 607
NA, DAMEL 5-18-64
NP, CM 5-20-64
NP, MAP 5-30-64
NP, MAP 6-8-64
NP, MAR 6-24-64
NA, DAMEL 8-5-64
NA, RR 8-19-64
NA, QM 9-9-64
NA, RR 10-29A-64
NA, RR 10-31B-64
NA, QM 1-25A-65

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