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A New Railroad To The Ohio

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-Tho Iliohmond papers annouuce tlio arrival at that city, ou Saturday laat, of the first passenger train from the Obio River over the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. For the present Kichmond is the terminus of this new route, but it will soon be continued to Newport News, at the ltoads. This road m.iy fairly bo classed as one of the great outfits of the iiiland to the sea, it now connecting the Ohio with the waters of the Jaines at Richmond. It runs through a beautiful and rich country, affordinje an outlet for all tho country watored by tho ├╝hio River and its tributarios. The courfe of tho road is tho same as that of a highwuy surveyed by Georgo Washington during bis early days, and which haa been in uso for a hundred years. The railroad was begun in 183G, soon after the introduction of locomotivos, and at the commoncoment of tho civil war had '200 miles in operation, and it will prove in timo to be tbe great highway of tho iniddie Southern States.


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