South Side

The road was chartered in 1846. Construction was begun in 1849 and completed in 1854. It connected the farm country south and west of Petersburg to that city and to City Point, with its connections to Northern ports. It also connected to the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg.

Company documents use South Side and Southside interchangeably. The Petersburg Depot was in the center of the city; the company's shops were on the north side of the Appomattox River, about one mile west of the main depot.

Black's Number 10 (map) (map) (Farmville and High Bridge) (Appomattox Court House and Station)
Track 136 miles of 5 foot gauge; 10 miles of 51# T-rail, 126 miles of 51# U-rail
Locomotives 20; 20 names
Cars 311
Stations 18
Officers Most
Petersburg Depot
Appomattox Station June 1865
Inventories September 30, 1861 & 1862 & 1863
Tredegar Purchases All
Annual Reports
10-1-61 President
10-1-61 Superintendent
10-1-62 President
10-1-62 Superintendent
10-1-62 Survey
10-1-63 Committee of Examination
10-1-63 President
10-1-63 Superintendent
10-1-65 President
10-1-65 Superintendent
Significant Documents
NP, RD 4-8-61
NP, RD 4-12A-61
NP, RD 4-18-61
OR Series 1, Vol. 2, Page 771
NP, GCGW 4-23-61
NP, RD 4-25-61
NP, RD 5-1A-61
NP, RD 5-2-61
NA, RR 5-11-61
NP, RD 5-31-61
NP, RD 10-10-61
NP, RSTD 11-20-61
NP, AP 11-29-61
NP, RD 12-2-61
NP, VC 12-2-61
NP, RD 12-5-61
NP, RD 12-9D-61
NP, RD 12-31-61
NP, RW 1-28-62
NP, RD 1-29A-62
NA, WD 2-6-62
NP, RD 2-8-62
NP, RD 2-26-62
NP, RR 3-1-62
NP, RD 3-27A-62
NP, ASCY 3-8-62
NA, SWT 5-14-62
NP, RD 6-7-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 14, Page 597
NA, SWT 6-13-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 14, Page 598
NP, RD 6-18-62
NA, SWR 7-22-62
NP, RD 7-23-62
NP, WJ 7-26-62
NP, RR 7-30-62
NP, RD 7-31A-62
NA, SWR 9-23-62
NA, SWR 10-3-62
NA, SWR 10-4-62
NA, SWT 10-4-62
NA, SWT 11-12A-62
NP, RD 12-3-62
NA, SWT 12-15-62
NA, SWT 12-15A-62
NA, SWR 12-18-62
NA, SWT 12-18-62
NA, ENG 12-26-62
NP, LV 1-1C-63
NA, ENG 1-29B-63
NA, SS 3-27-63
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 483
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 487
NA, SS 5-2-63
NP, RD 6-8-63
NA, ENG 6-13-63
NA, ENG 6-13C-63
NA, ENG 6-25A-63
NA, QM 7-13-63
NA, ENG 8-4-63
NA, ENG 8-27A-63
NA, ENG 8-29A-63
Essays/Orignial Docs/NA/NA,_RRB_8-29A-63.htm
NA, ENG 10-1-63
NA, ENG 10-2A-63
NA, ENG 10-2B-63
NA, ENG 10-5-63
NA, QM 10-13A-63
NA, QM 10-13-63
NA, ENG 10-14B-63
NP, RD 12-4-63
NA, RR 1-20-64
NA, SWT 1-22-64
NA, ENG 1-26B-64
NA, SS 1-30-64
NA, QM 2-9-64
NA, SWT 2-13-64
NA, SWT 2-20-64
NA, RRBT 2-25-64
OR Series 4, Vol. 3, Page 226
NA, ENG 4-14-64
NP, RD 4-16-64
NA, SS 5-4-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 51, Part 2, Page 927
OR Series 1, Vol. 36, Part 2, Page 1005
NP, RD 5-16-64
NA, ENG 5-18A-64
NA, ENG 5-20B-64
NP, RCF 5-22-64
NA, QM 5-23-64
NA, QM 5-23A-64
NA, ENG 5-25-64
NP, RD 6-16-64
NA, ENG 6-16B-64
NA, ENG 6-23-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 40, Part 2, Page 683
NA, ENG 6-24E-64
NP, RD 6-25-64
NP, RD 6-27-64
NP, RD 6-27B-64
NP, RD 6-27C-64
NA, QM 6-29B-64
NA, QM 7-2-64
NA, SS 7-4-64
NP, RD 7-9-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 40, Part 3, Page 787
NA, ENG 7-23-64
NA, QM 7-23A-64
NP, LV 8-3B-64
NA, RR 8-14A-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 42, Part 2, Page 1192
NP, RD 8-26A-64
NA, SS 9-9-64
NA, QM 9-28-64
NP, LV 11-21-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 42, Part 3, Page 1272
NP, LV 12-24-64
NP, LV 12-27-64
NA, RRB 1-2C-65
NA, QM 1-5-65
NP, RS 1-6-65
NA, RRB 2-2-65
NA, V&T 2-7-65
NA, RRB 2-10D-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 46, Part 2, Page 1244
OR Series 1, Vol. 46, Part 2, Page 1290
OR Series 1, Vol. 46, Part 3, Page 1341
NA, SWT 3-24-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 46, Part 3, Page 1387
OR Series 3, Vol. 5,  Page 974

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