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Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad Faded Glory Shirt

Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad Faded Glory Shirt

$22.00

Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad Faded Glory Shirt

  • Printed on Front
  • 100% Cotton
  • Shirt Color - Saltwater Comfort Wash Hanes 100% Cotton

 In 1886, a group of financiers organized the Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad - also well known as the 3-Cs or Triple Cs line. Their objective was to extend a rail line from Charleston, SC to Ashland, KY - with the intent of tapping the rich veins of coal in southwestern Virginia and eastern Kentucky, as well as the iron ore recently found near Cranberry, NC.

Construction began at Rutherfordton, NC and quickly proceeded south to Camden, SC by 1888. In 1889, the line was extended northward twenty-five (25) miles to Marion, NC. Simultaneously, construction was proceeding southward from Ashton to Richardson, KY.

In 1890, financial disaster struck the Triple C railroad. A major investor, Baker Brothers & Company, failed in the financial panic of the time, and the courts ordered that the railroad go into receivership. In May of 1893, the railroad was sold to its bondholders and a new corporation was established in 1896 - the Ohio River & Charleston Railroad.

This line eventually became part of the Clinchfield.

 


 


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