The Tifton and Northeastern Railroad was chartered on October 15, 1891, and built a 25-mile line from Tifton, Georgia, United States to Fitzgerald, Georgia in 1896. The T&N was consolidated with the Atlantic and Birmingham Railroad and the Tifton, Thomasville and Gulf Railway on December 3, 1903, to form the Atlantic and Birmingham Railway. It then became part of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad when it took over the A&B on April 12, 1906.
Tift County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,118. The county seat is Tifton.
Tifton is a city in Tift County, Georgia, United States. The population was 16,350 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Tift County.
U.S. Route 319 is a spur of U.S. Route 19. It runs for 303 miles (488 km) from the foot of the John Gorrie Memorial Bridge across from downtown Apalachicola, Florida to US 1/SR 4 in Wadley, Georgia, through the Panhandle of Florida and the southern portion of Georgia.
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which styled itself "The Route of Courteous Service," was an American railroad which existed from April 14, 1900, until July 1, 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. Predecessor railroads dated from the 1830s and reorganized extensively to rebuild after the American Civil War. The company was headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, until 1958, when its main offices were relocated to Richmond, Virginia. The Seaboard Air Line Railway Building in Norfolk's historic Freemason District still stands and has been converted into apartments.
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad is a former U. S. Class I railroad formed in 1900, though predecessor railroads had used the ACL brand since 1871. In 1967 it merged with long-time rival Seaboard Air Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. Much of the original ACL network has been part of CSX Transportation since 1986.
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad, commonly called the L&N, was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.
The Plant System named after its owner, Henry B. Plant, was a system of railroads and steamboats in the U.S. South, taken over by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1902. The original line of the system was the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway, running across southern Georgia. The Plant Investment Company was formed in 1882 to lease and buy other railroads and expand the system. Other major lines incorporated into the system include the Savannah and Charleston Railroad and the Brunswick and Western Railroad.
The Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway was formed in 1914 as a reorganization of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad, which had been created in 1905 to purchase the Atlantic and Birmingham Railway and extend its track into Birmingham, Alabama, from an end point at Montezuma, Georgia. The railroad's chief engineer and general manager at the time was Alexander Bonnyman.
The Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad was organized in 1926 to replace the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway. The AB&C was controlled by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, which owned a majority of the stock. In 1944 it reported 763 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 33 million passenger-miles; at the end of that year it operated 639 miles of road and 836 miles of track.
The Atlantic and Birmingham Railway was originally chartered in 1887 as the Waycross Air Line Railroad. In 1901, the original charter was amended for an extension to Birmingham and the railroad's name was changed to the Atlantic and Birmingham Railroad. Two years later, the A&B merged with the Tifton and Northeastern Railroad and the Tifton, Thomasville and Gulf Railway and was renamed the Atlantic and Birmingham Railway. In March, 1904, the A&B purchased the Brunswick and Birmingham Railway. In 1906, the A&B was purchased and merged into the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad.
Originally chartered on October 24, 1887, the Waycross Air Line Railroad began operations between Waycross, GA to Sessoms, GA in 1890. In 1901, the railroad had extended as far as Fitzgerald, GA at which time its charter was amended for an extension to Birmingham, AL and it was renamed the Atlantic and Birmingham Railroad. That company was consolidated with the Tifton and Northeastern Railroad and Tifton, Thomasville and Gulf Railway on December 3, 1903, to form the Atlantic and Birmingham Railway.
The Tifton, Thomasville and Gulf Railway was chartered on June 26, 1897, and operated from Tifton, GA to Thomasville, GA in 1900. The TT&G was consolidated with the Atlantic and Birmingham Railroad and the Tifton and Northeastern Railroad on December 3, 1903, to form the Atlantic and Birmingham Railway. It then became part of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad when it took over the A&B on April 12, 1906.
The Brunswick and Birmingham Railroad (B&B) was a railroad in southeastern United States. It was chartered on December 11, 1900. In 1902–03, it built a 49-mile (79 km) line from Brunswick, Georgia to Offerman, Georgia and a 19-mile (31 km) line from Bushnell, Georgia to Ocilla, Georgia. The B&B purchased the Offerman and Western Railroad on July 1, 1902, and the Ocilla and Irwinville Railroad on February 19, 1903. The railroad ran into financial troubles and was purchased by the Atlantic and Birmingham Railway in April 1904. The railroad's headquarters are today the Ritz Theatre in the Brunswick Old Town Historic District.
The Americus and Atlantic Railroad was founded in 1917 and operated from Mata to Methvins, Georgia. It provided only freight service through a connection with the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad and was eventually abandoned in 1926.
The Charleston and Savannah Railway was a 19th-century American railroad serving the coastal states of South Carolina and Georgia and running through part of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Its name varied slightly over time:
The Georgia Southern and Florida Railway, also known as the Suwanee River Route from its crossing of the Suwanee River, was founded in 1885 as the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad and began operations between Macon, GA and Valdosta, GA in 1889, extending to Palatka, FL in 1890. The railroad went bankrupt by 1891, was reorganized as the Georgia Southern and Florida Railway in 1895, and was controlled by the Southern Railway.
The Alabama Great Southern Railroad is a railroad in the U.S. states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It is an operating subsidiary of the Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS), running southwest from Chattanooga to New Orleans through Birmingham and Meridian. The AGS also owns about a 30% interest in the Kansas City Southern-controlled Meridian-Shreveport Meridian Speedway.
Tifton Commercial Historic District, in Tifton in Tift County, Georgia, is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1986 and expanded in 1994. The original listing was portions of 10 blocks including buildings from the 1890s to the late 1930s, most built of brick.
The Seminole, also known as the Seminole Limited, was a streamlined passenger train operated by the Illinois Central Railroad, Central of Georgia Railway, and Atlantic Coast Line Railroad between Chicago, Illinois and Jacksonville, Florida. It operated from 1909 to 1969 and was the first year-round service between the two cities.
The collection consists of the papers of Wesley Thomas Hargrett from 1889-1919. The materials pertain to business operations of various Georgia railway companies