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This Date in Southern Railway History


On Tuesday, January 1, 1974, 48 years ago...
The Norfolk Southern Railroad is Acquired  
On Monday, January 1, 1951, 72 years ago...
Harry DeButts becomes president  
On Tuesday, January 1, 1918, 104 years ago...
USRA Control Begins During World War I, the federal government took control of the nation's railroads through USRA. This was in an attempt to better coordinate shipping between railroads. However, the period was controversial because of the issue of compensation.
On Wednesday, January 1, 1913, 109 years ago...
General Office Building in Atlanta Opens  






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