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January

Day Year Event
20 1890 Richmond & Allegheny RR merged into C&O as James River Line

February

Day Year Event
02 1850 Virginia Central incorporated
04 1947 First streamlined L1 Hudson placed into service
17 1836 Louisa Railroad incorporated

March

Day Year Event
30 1930 Inaugural run of the Sportsman

April

Day Year Event
01 1891 C&O leased Gordonsville-Orange line
?? 1873 First regular trains ran from Richmond to Hinton
10 1840 Louisa to Gordonsville line of Louisa RR completed
24 1932 First run of the George Washington

May

Day Year Event
09 1864 Sheridan burned Beaver Dam Station
11 1889 First run of the Fast Flying Virginian
12 1968 Last run of the FFV and the Sportsman

June

Day Year Event
07 1953 L1 #490 makes last steam run from Washington

July

Day Year Event
10 1857 Virginia Central opened to Clifton Forge
12 1912 Virginia Air Line absorbed by C&O
24 1865 Virginia Central opened to Covington
30 1865 Virginia Central passenger service restored after Civil War

August

Day Year Event
17 1951 First diesel operated C&O passenger train
30 1868 C&O Railroad organized

September

Day Year Event
29 1909 Virginia Air Line completed

October

Day Year Event
2 1925 Church Hill Tunnel collapsed

November

Day Year Event
01 1980 CSX gained control over Chessie System & Family Lines
27 1901 Main Street Station opened in Richmond
27 1901 James River Viaduct completed

December

Day Year Event
06 1852 Virginia Central completed to Mechum’s River
20 1837 First segment of the Louisa Railroad opened

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