Southern Railway 

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Washington, D C

Years of Operation: 1894-1982

Predecessor Roads: 

East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia

Memphis & Charleston

New Orleans & Northeastern

Successor Roads: Norfolk Southern

Miles Operated: 



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Southern Railway was formed in 1894 by the reorganization of the Richmond & Danville and East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia Railroads. The owners of the Richmond & Danville and East Tennessee Virginia & Georgia obtained an interest in the New Orleans & Northeastern in 1890 paving the way for the line to be included in the Southern Railway System in 1916. NO&NE operated as a subsidiary of the Southern Railway from 1916 until it was formally merged into the Alabama Great Southern in 1969.

NO&NE Ps-3 class Pacific 6975 at New Orleans ca 1940.

Southern 6455 leads train 43 southbound at Richburg, MS on October 20, 1943.

CNO&TP 6468 takes coal at Hattiesburg on Train 43 on Sept. 19, 1939.

2-8-0 No. 6599 on the 4th section of Train 54 at Petal, MS on July 11, 1943.

No. 6915 on a northbound freight at Laurel, MS in October 1940.

4-6-0 No. 6890 was frequently the Hattiesburg switch engine. Here it is at Hattiesburg on Dec. 17, 1939.

No. 6892 is the Hattiesburg switcher this day on July 13, 1937. Note the Southern herald on the tender.

Classic NO&NE depot at Enterprise, MS on July 18, 1936.

Standard Southern Railway wood caboose X-6684 at Meridian in Sept. 1950.

FP-7 No. 6147 on a second section of Train 43 at Hattiesburg on July 31, 1953.

Southern E-6 No. 2801 is about to cross the Mississippi Central at Hattiesburg with Train 48, the Southerner, on July 3, 1943.

Southern FT No. 6105 at Meridian in September 1950.

Alco switcher 6501 at Meridian in September 1950.

Black E-8 No. 6910 on the Southerner at Hattiesburg in the 1960's.

Southern depot at Poplarville, MS circa 1970.

Southern excursion engine 722 passes the tower at the GM&O crossing in Laurel, MS on March 28, 1971.

A trio of E-8s lead the northbound Southern Crescent at Hattiesburg in the 1970's.

Green Southern E-8A 6908 meets an Illinois Central train at Hattiesburg in the 1970's.

Southern depot at Iuka, MS about 1981.

The NO&NE yard at Hattiesburg looking southwest from the coaling chute in 1941. The depot is on the left, and downtown in the upper right part of the photo.

Two Pacifics team up on southbound train 43 at Hattiesburg while the yard switcher waits in the clear about 1939.

Ps-3 Pacific 6978 at Meridian lettered for Queen & Crescent Limited in the 1920's.

NO&NE Ps-3 at New Orleans.

A trio of f-units lead a northbound freight into Meridian near Key Field about 1955.

Excursion engine 630 at Hattiesburg in the early 1970's.

4 green E-8s on the northbound Southern Crescent at Hattiesburg.





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