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The Northern Confederation Central Railroad was an early railroad line established in the Northern Confederation by Cornelius Vanderbilt in the 1820s. The N.C.C.R.R. had rail lines running west to Michigan City, Indiana; south to Norfolk, Virginia; and north to Portland, Massachusetts. Vanderbilt also controlled a fleet of trans-oceanic cargo vessels which, together with the N.C.C.R.R., allowed him to dominate the trans-Atlantic shipping field. Vanderbilt's railroad and shipping lines were financed by Henry Cowell's Fidelity Bank. Although Sobel does not say so, it is likely that the N.C.C.R.R. formed part of the New York, Michigan City, and Pitt Railroad established in 1843 by Governor-General Winfield Scott.
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