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New York Central Railroad begins operation

New York, 1857, zoomable map
08/01/1853
The New York Central Railroad Company, the product of a merger of ten New York rail companies the previous May, began operation under its own officers. It had more than 500 miles of track. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 532.

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