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Canton, Aberdeen & Nashville Railroad]: [Illinois Central Railroad]
ACCOUNT LEDGER FOR THE CANTON, ABERDEEN & NASHVILLE RAILROAD, AND ITS SUCCESSOR, THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL, SPANNING OVER SIXTY YEARS, FROM ITS INCEPTION IN THE 1880s UNTIL THE 1940s]
[N.p., likely Chicago, 1944. 190pp. Folio. Contemporary black pebbled cloth boards with later red leather corners and backstrip, gilt title on front board. Endpapers renewed. Minor rubbing and soiling to boards. Light thumb-soiling to text. Very good. An extensive and informative company ledger listing the assets, properties, profits, losses, and other business activities of the Canton, Aberdeen & Nashville Railroad (a subsidiary of the Illinois Central based in Chicago), maintained over a period of more than sixty years. This ledger offers a rare glimpse into the economics of the railroad industry in the American South over a vast period of development, from the immediate post-Reconstruction era to the requirements of the American war effort during World War II. The Canton, Aberdeen & Nashville Railroad 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, Mississippi and extend it to Aberdeen and eventually to Nashville, Tennessee. The line was completed as far as Aberdeen in 1888. A short disconnected section was also built from Winfield to Brilliant, Alabama to serve several coal mines. The railway was officially dissolved and absorbed into the Illinois Central Railroad on August 21, 1953. The current ledger records company activity for the great majority of the life of the Canton, Aberdeen & Nashville Railroad. The ledger begins in December 1882, the year of incorporation of the railroad, and is written in at least five distinct but highly readable hands. The early page … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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