Canton, Aberdeen & Nashville

Standard Gauge


Years of Operation: 1884-

Predecessor Roads: Canton, Kosciusko, Aberdeen & Tuscumbia Railroad

Successor Roads: Illinois Central

Miles Operated: 

Route: Durant to Aberdeen; Winfiled to Brilliant, AL

Locomotives Owned: 



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The Canton, Aberdeen & Nashville was incorporated on February 17, 1882, as a subsidiary of the Illinois Central to acquire the branch already built in 1874 from Durant to Kosciusko and extend it to Aberdeen and eventually to Nashville, TN. It was completed as far as Aberdeen in 1888. A short disconnected section was also built from Winfield to Brilliant, AL to serve several coal mines.  
























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