Railroad: Norfolk and Western Railway Company

The Norfolk and Western Railway acquired the Wabash railroad in 1964 and their Michigan main line from Detroit southwest to Montpelier, Ohio. The railroad became part of Norfolk Southern in 1980.


NYC&SL and WabashNorfolk & Western Railway  Norfolk Southern Corp.


Operated in Michigan: 21 Years

Consolidated: 1861 - the New York, Chicago & St. Louis ( Nickel Plate Road).

Leased: 1864 - the Wabash Railroad. Control in 1970.

Merged: 1982 - into Norfolk Southern Corporation.

Reference: [MRRC]


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Photo Info: N&W 1617 heads west passing Milan tower in 1984. [Jim Slater photo]