Winchester & Potomac

The road was chartered in 1830 and completed in 1836. Its weak construction, its orientation to Union territory, and its nearness to the Potomac River made the road of little use to the Confederacy after early 1862.

In early 1861, it supported the Virginia move to capture Harper's Ferry and removed Confederate supplies when that exposed position was evacuated. Later, Baltimore & Ohio RR rail was sold to the company by the Confederate Government to relay its line.

Black's Number 4 (map)
Track 35 miles of 4 foot 8 inch gauge 16.5# flat bar
Locomotives 5; 6 names
Cars 53
Stations 8
Officers All of 1861
Tredegar Purchases All
Annual Reports
12-31-65 President
Significant Documents
NP, WR 2-22-61
NP, WR 3-22-61
NP, AG 4-2-61
NP, AG 4-15-61
NP, WR 4-26-61
NA, VAF 5-1A-61
NP, AS 6-19-61
OR Series 1, Vol. 51, Part 2, Page 139
NA, QMR 8-29A-61
NA, W&P 9-1-61
NA, QMR 9-10B-61
NA, QMR 9-11-61
NA, QMR 9-11C-61
NP, NYT 9-13-61
NP, RD 9-14-61
LVA, TRED 9-17-61
NP, WV 9-26-61
NP, NYT 9-27-61
NP, WR 10-4-61
OR Series 1, Vol. 2, Page 470
LVA, TRED 10-23-61
LVA, TRED 11-20-61
NA, QM 12-1-61
NA, RRB 12-1-61
NA, W&P 12-1-61
NA, W&P 12-1A-61
NA, W&P 12-7-61
NA, W&P 12-10-61
NA, QM 12-11-61
NA, QM 12-11A-61
NA, QM 12-11B-61
NA, QMR 12-14-61
NA, W&P 12-14-61
NA, QM 12-17-61
NP, LN 12-19-61
NA, W&P 12-20-61
NA, QM 12-26-61
NA, QMR 12-26-61
NA, W&P 12-26-61
NA, W&P 12-26A-61
NA, W&P 12-31-61
NA, RRB xx-xx-61
NA, QM 1-3-62
NP, WR 1-3-62
NA, SWR 2-9-62
NA, SWR 2-10-62
NP, RD 2-10A-62
NP, RD 2-10C-62
NP, WR 2-14-62
NA, QMR 2-15-62
OR Series 4, Vol. 1, Page 944
NA, QMR 2-17A-62
NP, RD 2-22-62
BO 3-3-1862
B18, W&P 7-27-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 19, Part 2, Page 51
NP, SSGA 11-4-62
NP, CM 11-13-62
NA, W&P 7-6-63
NA, W&P 10-20-63
NA, QM 12-15A-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 43, Part 2, Page 925
OR Series 3, Vol. 5,  Page 974

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