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List of railroads of the Confederate States of America

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List of railroads of the Confederate States of America

This is a list of Confederate Railroads in operation or used by the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. See also Confederate railroads in the American Civil War. At the outset of the war, the Confederacy possessed the third largest set of railroads of any nation in the world, with about 9,000 miles of railroad track.[1] Southern companies, towns, cities as well as state governments were heavy investors in railroad companies, which were typically designed as feeder lines linking farming centers to port cities.[2]

Railroads and Railroad Companies

Railroad Tunnels


  1. ^ Gabel, p. 1
  2. ^ Gabel, p. 2


  • Black, Robert C., The Railroads of the Confederacy, University of North Carolina Press, 1952.
  • Gabel, Christopher R., Rails To Oblivion: The Decline of Confederate Railroads in the Civil War. U.S. Army Command And General Staff College, CGSC Press Publications, 2002.
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