Two Mississippi Railroad Passes

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Two Mississippi Railroad Passes
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1) Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad. Number 533 in 1887 to Charles D Haines, President of the Seneca Falls & Cayuga Lake RR. Excellent condition. The Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad was constructed in the 1850s, connecting Memphis, Tennessee with Grenada, Mississippi. In Grenada, the line connected with the Mississippi Central Railroad. The line enabled cotton plantations in the Mississippi Delta to ship their product to Memphis, where it was loaded onto steamboats and transported to New Orleans. During the Civil War, the railroad's trestle over the Coldwater River was destroyed by Federal troops. Following the war, the railroad was a complete wreck, and literally without rolling stock. The railroad was purchased in 1886 by the Illinois Central Railroad. This pass is for 1887 the year after the line was purchased by the Illinois Central. The line must have still been running under the old name at least early in 1887. [wikipedia] 2) The Yazoo & Mississippi Railroad Company. Number 141 in 1918 to WR Scott, president of the Southern Pacific. Excellent condition. (Potter Collection) Date: 1887, 1918 Location: Mississippi HWAC# 58344