New Orleans, Mobile & Texas

Standard Gauge


Years of Operation: 1871-1881

Predecessor Roads:  New Orleans, Mobile & Chattanooga

Successor Roads: Louisville & Nashville

Miles Operated:  




Construction of the railroad between Mobile and New Orleans was started by the New Orleans, Mobile & Chattanooga Railroad in 1869, and it was completed in 1871. That year, the name of the railroad was changed to the New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad. The Louisville & Nashville Railroad  leased the NOM&C on May 8, 1880, and bought the railroad at a mortgage foreclosure sale on October 5, 1881.


Source: Where CSX Goes to Sea by Jerry Lachaussee and Parker Lamb, Trains magazine, January 1987

























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