completion date of Cumberland to Grafton?


Frederick Ripley
 


Greetings List,

Does someone have a date of completion/opening of the B&O from Cumberland to Grafton?   

Thanks, Fred R.


Jim Mischke
 



At the time of Main Stem construction, Grafton was not a major terminal.   It was Fairmont.  

Opening a line to public transportation is contingent on operable freight and passenger facilities, as well as shop facilities and crew quarters.   At Fairmont, in this case..

Completion to Grafton probably would have gone unnoted at the time, counterintuitive to us today. 

Grafton's importance improved with commencing construction on the Parkersburg Branch, within months. 



"The final section linked Piedmont on July 21, 1851, and Fairmont on June 22, 1852."




Fred, are you writing something for posterity?








On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 08:05:39 AM MDT, Frederick Ripley <fjripley68@...> wrote:



Greetings List,

Does someone have a date of completion/opening of the B&O from Cumberland to Grafton?   

Thanks, Fred R.