Virginia & Tennessee

The road was chartered in 1849, construction began in 1850 and was completed in 1856. It was intended to connect Lynchburg, Virginia to Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee by connecting to the Tennessee roads at Bristol.

The road was essential to the South. It provided part of the Chattanooga to Richmond route, allowing the rapid movement of troops and supplies from the logistics hub of Atlanta and supplies from the copper mines near Cleveland, Tennessee, the lead mines near Bristol, the salt works at Saltville, Virginia and saltpeter caves throughout the region. It also provided the agricultural production from an area of southwest Virginia that was little touched by the war. 

See also: Virginia & Tennessee Railroad Shipments , Virginia & Tennessee Railroad Tonnage, Eastward , Virginia & Tennessee Railroad Tonnage, Westward , and Virginia & Tennessee Railroad Tonnage, Eastbound Food

Black's Number 14 (map)
Track 224 miles of 5 foot gauge; 206 miles of 60# T-rail, 5 miles of 56# T-rail, 10 miles of 50# T-rail, and many sidings of U-rail of unknown weight 
Locomotives 39; 40 names
Cars 406
Stations 38
Officers Most
Employees All
Buildings 1862
Locomotive Usage 1860-1865
Passengers 1860 - 1865
Freight 1860 - 1865
Salt 1860 - 1865
Tredegar Purchases All
Annual Reports
7-1-61 President
7-1-61 Superintendent
7-1-62 President
7-1-62 Resident Engineer
7-1-62 Superintendent
7-1-63 President
7-1-63 Superintendent
7-1-64 President
7-1-64 Superintendent
7-1-65 President
7-1-65 Superintendent
Significant Documents
NP, MDA 1-11-61
NP, RD 2-8A-61
NP, NUA 2-11A-61
NP, AG 2-12-61
NP, RD 2-13A-61
NP, RD 2-19-61
NP, RD 3-2-61
NP, RD 4-4A-61
NP, AG 4-5-61
NP, AG 4-5A-61
NP, RD 4-5A-61
NP, AG 4-8-61
NP, RD 4-16-61
NA, QMR 4-26-61
NA, QMR 4-30-61
LVA, TRED 5-20-61
NP, RD 5-23-61
NP, RD 5-27-61
NP, RD 5-31-61
NA, QM 6-18C-61
NP, RD 6-24-61
NA, QMR 7-2A-61
NA, QMR 7-12C-61
NA, QMR 7-21A-61
NA, QMR 7-22-61
NA, QM 8-8-61
NA, QMR 8-8A-61
NP, RD 8-12A-61
NP, RD 8-12B-61
UG, V&T 8-12-61
NP, FO 8-19-61
NP, RD 8-19A-61
NP, RD 8-20C-61
NP, RD 8-21-61
NP, RD 8-23A-61
NA, QMR 9-2A-61
NA, QM 9-3-61
NA, QM 9-3B-61
NP, MAP 9-5-61
NP, MAP 9-7-61
NP, RD 9-9A-61
NA, QMR 9-24-61
NA, QMR 10-2-61
NP, RD 10-2-61
NA, QMR 10-3-61
NA, RRB 10-4-61
NA, QM 10-10-61
NP, RD 10-10-61
NA, QMR 10-11A-61
NP, RD 10-11-61
NP, RD 10-11A-61
NP, RE 10-17A-61
NA, QM 10-18-61
NA, QMR 10-18-61
LVA, TRED 10-18B-61
NP, DAC 10-23-61
NP, RE 10-28-61
OR Series 1, Vol. 4,  Page 233
OR Series 1, Vol. 4,  Page 234
OR Series 1, Vol. 4,  Page 235B
NP, RE 11-12A-61
LVA, TRED 11-13C-61
NP, RD 11-15-61
NP, CW 11-18A-61
NP, RSTD 11-20-61
NP, MT 11-21A-61
NP, AP 11-29-61
NP, RD 12-2-61
NP, VC 12-2-61
NA, V&T 12-26-61
NP, RD 1-4-62
NP, RD 1-7-62
NA, RR 1-9-62
NP, RD 1-21-62
NP, LN 1-23-62
NP, RD 2-8-62
NA, QMR 2-11-62
NP, RR 2-15D-62
NP, RD 2-18B-62
NA, V&T 2-27-62
NP, WJ 2-24-62
NP, RD 2-24-62
NP, RD 2-26-62
NP, SW 3-5A-62
NP, ASCY 3-8-62
NA, NOJ&GN 4-4-62
NA, SWR 5-14-62
NA, SWT 5-14A-62
NP, JU 5-24-62
NP, RD 6-7-62
NP, RD 6-18A-62
NP, RD 8-16-62
NP, RD 9-15A-62
UG, RR 10-8-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 19, Part 2, Page 658A
NP, AV 10-24-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 52, Part 2, Page 385
AL, TNRR 12-6-62
NA, SWT 12-15-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 20, Part 2, Page 472
OR Series 1, Vol. 20, Part 2, Page 472A
OR Series 1, Vol. 20, Part 2, Page 474
NP, LV 1-1-63
NP, LV 1-1A-63
NP, LV 1-1D-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 21, Page 1111
NP, RD 2-13A-63
NA, ENG 2-19A-63
NP, RD 2-19-63
NP, RD 3-7-63
VAA, RR 3-13-63
B6, GA 3-24-63
NA, V&T 3-30-63
NP, AV 4-10-63
NP, RD 4-11-63
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 483
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 487
OR Series 1, Vol. 25, Part 2, Page 735A
NP, AV 4-24-63
NA, ENG 5-7-63
NA, ENG 5-7A-63
NA, ENG 5-8-63
NP, AV 5-8-63
NP, AV 5-8A-63
NA, ENG 5-9-63
NA, ENG 6-13A-63
NA, SWT 6-16-63
UG, RR 6-26-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 27, Part 3, Page 981
OR Series 1, Vol. 27, Part 3, Page 989
OR Series 1, Vol. 27, Part 3, Page 1021
NA, ENG 7-24-63
NA, ENG 7-24A-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 27, Part 2, Page 948
LVA, RF&P 7-28-63
NA, RR 7-29-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 27, Part 2, Page 946
LVA, RF&P 8-8-63
LVA, RRB 8-8B-63
LVA, RRB 8-8D-63
H, RRB 9-5-1863
H, RRB 9-5A-1863
H, RRB 9-8G-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 29, Part 2, Page 712
NP, AI 9-13-63
NA, RR 9-14E-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 29, Part 2, Page 734
NP, WJ 9-25-63
NP, AV 10-16-63
NP, RS 10-17-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 30, Part 4, Page 762
NP, RD 10-19-63
NP, RD 10-19A-63
NP, WJ 10-19-63
NA, QMR 10-23-62
NP, RS 10-28A-63
NP, MAP 11-7-63
NP, AV 11-13-63
NP, CC 12-10-63
NA, ENG 12-11-63
UG, RR 12-14-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 29, Part 2, Page 874
OR Series 1, Vol. 51, Part 2, Page 798
NP, RD 12-17-63
NP, RS 12-17-63
NP, RD 12-18-63
NA, QM 12-19-63
NP, RS 12-19A-63
NP, DB 12-23-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 29, Part 2, Page 891
NP, RD 12-28-63
NP, RS 12-28-63
NA, ENG 1-5-64
NA, ENGR 1-14A-64
NA, RRB 1-18-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 2, Page 581
OR Series 1, Vol. 33, Page 1105
NA, RR 1-23-64
NA, RR 1-29-64
NP, RD 2-9-64
NP, RD 2-11-64
OR Series 4, Vol. 3, Page 226
NA, ENG 3-18C-64
LVA, V&T 3-29-64
NA, QMR 4-4A-64
NP, RD 4-4-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 3, Page 756
OR Series 1, Vol. 32, Part 3, Page 772
B3, LEE 4-16-64
NP, AV 4-29-64
NA, ET&V 5-1-64
LVA, V&T 5-x-64
NP, RD 6-15-64
NA, ENG 6-21B-64
NA, RR 6-21-64
NP, SB 6-22-64
NA, V&T 6-30-64
NP, MAP 7-4-64
NA, ENG 7-21D-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 722
NP, AC 8-2A-64
NP, LV 8-3A-64
NA, QM 8-5A-64
NP, LV 8-11-64
NA, V&T 8-26-64
NP, RD 8-26A-64
NP, RD 8-30-64
NP, LV 9-8-64
NP, LV 9-8A-64
NA, V&T 9-21-64
NP, RD 9-27-64
NP, LV 10-1-64
NP, LV 10-13-64
NP, LV 10-27-64
NA, RRB 10-28-64
NA, QM 11-7A-64
NA, QMR 11-16-64
NA, V&T 11-27-64
NA, QMR 11-30-64
NP, LV 12-7-64
NA, SWR 12-8-64
NA, SWR 12-10-64
NP, RD 12-10-64
B4, V&T 12-15-64
NA, RRB 12-16-64
NA, SWR 12-16-64
NP, RCF 12-16-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 1, Page 832
NP, LV 12-23-64
NA, V&T 12-26-64
NP, LV 12-26-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 1, Page 836
NA, RRB 1-2B-65
NP, RD 1-13-65
NA, RRB 1-23B-65
NA, RRB 1-23H-65
NA, QMR 1-26A-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 51, Part 2, Page 1058
NA, RRB 2-7-65
NA, V&T 2-7-65
NA, QMR 2-13A-65
NA, QMR 2-13B-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 1, Page 983
OR Series 1, Vol. 51, Part 2, Page 1061
OR Series 1, Vol. 46, Part 2, Page 1278
NP, LV 3-8-65
NA, V&T 3-9-65
LVA, RRB 3-20-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 36, Part 1, Page 1054

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