War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0946 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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Seven different patterns of rails were used in the track; the amount of each kind is given below. With the exception of No. 1 and the U-rail, the iron was purchased by the Government. No. 1 pattern is the fish-joint bar belonging to this road, and the U- rail was taken from the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad.

Pattern Weight per Amount

yard

Pounds Tons

No. 1. 56 1/4 1,315.61

No. 2. 49 4/5 149.70

No. 3. 45 382.11

No. 4. 45 40.04

No. 5. 60 1,096.84

No. 6. 56 1/4 1,469.48

U 48 23.50

Total .... 4,477.28

Deduct No. 1 pattern ..... 1,315.61

Balance furnished by ...... 3,161.67

Government

One hundred and seven thousand cross-ties were used in laying the track. A considerable number was found on the line of this road, but we had to make the greater part.

Bridging.

The following table shows the location, dimensions, and amount of bridges and trestles on this road. Many of these structures had to be rebuilt several times in consequence of being carried away by high water or destroyed by the enemy.

Statement of bridges and trestles on the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad.

Distance Name Number of spans

from or bents.

Nashville.

Miles.

0 Nashville Trestle 170

4.57 Richland Creek, No. 1 2

5.36 Richland Creek, No. 2 1

5.75 Richland Creek, No. 3 1

6.53 Branch Richland Creek 2

6.72 ....do... 1

....do... 1

7.52 Over road 1

8.91 Trestle over road 6

13.39 Harpeth River, No. 1 2

13.94 Harpeth River, No. 2 2

15.31 Harpeth River, No. 3. 1

17.43 Harpeth River, No. 4 2

21.21 Harpeth River, No. 5. 1

23.14 Harpeth River, No. 6 12

....do.... 2

23.56 Harpeth River, No. 7 10

....do... 2

24.66 Turnbull River 43

24.66 ....do.... 2

24.66 ....do... 20

25.37 Trestle 66

25.66 Sullivan's Branch 3

25.66 ....do... 1

25.66 .....do.. 102

26.44 Trestle 17

27.18 .....do... 21

40.95 ....do... 18

41.71 ....do.... 17

47.53 ....do.... 75

49.49 ...do.... 30

52 ....do.. 58

52.38 .....do.. 8

Height Length Remarks.

Feet. Feet.

21-28 2,151

15 76 Rebuilt once.

9 66 Rebuilt once.

9 65 Do.

10 35

8 17

8 26

10 32

20 75 Rebuilt five

times

34 87 Do.

36 201,5 Rebuilt four

times

42 180 Do.

38 201,4 Do.

32 236,9 Do.

24 180

24 201,8 Rebuilt once.

24-30 180

33 203,3 Do.

12 516

27 259

20-25 270

20-32 792

16 39 Rebuilt twice

48 89,7

26-46 1,326

36-26 306

38-24 262

17-28 238

14-25 225

20-33 1,067

19 442

7-13 837

10 145