Mississippi & Tennessee

5' gauge, converted to Standard Gauge in 1881


Years of Operation: 1857-1889

Predecessor Roads:  none

Successor Roads: Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans

Miles Operated: 101.43 (90.00 in MS)

Route: Memphis, TN to Grenada, MS

Locomotives Owned: 


11 locomotives, 10 passenger cars, 2 combines, 3 baggage, 4 cabooses, 80 box, 8 stock, 44 flats, 12 "hurdle cars", and 20 work cars in 1879

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The Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad was chartered in 1852, and opened in 1857. The line was merged into the Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans in April, 1889.



























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