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The Atlantic and Great Western Railroad connects Cleveland with New York

Locomotive at Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad Bridge over the Kansas River, Lawrence, Kansas, 1867
11/18/1863
A celebration was held in Cleveland, Ohio as the three companies of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway completed the railway link between Cleveland and New York. Governor Yates, together with General Rosecrans, and Senator John Sherman attended. The companies, from New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, had as their goal a direct line from St. Louis to New York and this connection was made the following June.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Opening of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad," Baltimore Sun, November 20, 1863, p. 2. 

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