Chesapeake and Ohio Railway

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The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was one of several rail lines that were routed through Charlottesville in the 19th century. [citation needed]

Assets in Charlottesville are now owned by the CSX Transportation.


The railroad provided a barrier between the northern and southern sides of Charlottesville.

In 1933, a plan to widen the 4th Street underpass underneath the railway was discussed by city and railway officials. On August 9, [1933]], City Manager Seth Burnley decided to defer work to widen the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway railroad underpass on 4th Street to 22 feet wide. After a morning conference with railroad officials, the $21,000 expense was deemed to be too much. [1]

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  1. Web. 4th Street Pass Job Deferred, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, August 11, 1933, retrieved May 5, 2019.