C&O "Peninsula Extension"

C&O "Peninsula Extension" (HMMPP)

Location: Newport News, VA 23603
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 11.639', W 76° 34.343'

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This plaque, dedicated October 16, 1981, commemorated the one hundredth anniversary of the completion of the "Peninsula Extension" started in December, 1880, at Newport News and in February, 1881, in Richmond. The linkage occurred October 16, 1881, at a point 1.25 miles west of Williamsburg.

During three wars, the C&O delivered to the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation more than one million soldiers and countless tons of military equipment for shipment overseas.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, now a unit of CSX Corp., presents this plaque to the citizens of Virginia in grateful appreciation for the support during the first century of growth.
Year Placed1981
Placed ByCSX Corporation
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 12:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360446 N 4117549
Decimal Degrees37.19398333, -76.57238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 11.639', W 76° 34.343'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 11' 38.34" N, 76° 34' 20.58" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9-99 Elmhurst St, Newport News VA 23603, US
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