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History of the Georgia Railroad

Robert H. Hanson

History of the Georgia Railroad

by Robert H. Hanson

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Published by Overmountain Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads - General,
  • United States - General,
  • History - General History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8698212M
    ISBN 101570720002
    ISBN 109781570720000
    OCLC/WorldCa36128212

    Organized in by Savannah businessmen, the Central of Georgia Railway was chartered by the Georgia Legislature as the Central Rail Road & Canal Company. The line, connecting Savannah to the interior of the state, boosted the coastal city's seaport, which had lost business to Charleston because of the South Carolina Rail Road's inland reach/5(4). In , the chief engineer of the Georgia Railroad (J. Edgar Thomson) suggested that Marthasville be renamed "Atlantica-Pacifica", which was quickly shortened to "Atlanta". Wilson Lumpkin seems to have supported the change, reporting that Martha's middle name was Atalanta. [17].

    The Georgia Northeastern Railroad (reporting marks, GNRR) is a Class III shortline based in Marietta, Georgia that owns and operates roughly 72 miles of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad's famed "Hook and Eye" line between Marietta and Ellijay (the railroad also provides freight service northward as far north as Blue Ridge on track owned by the state of Georgia). Series 1: Records, Central of Georgia Railway Company: The Central of Georgia Railway Company was incorporated on October 7, This incorporation was a result of the Central Railroad and Banking Company's failure to meet its obligations with its businesses forcing it into receivership.

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages: illustrations, maps ; 29 cm: Other Titles: History of the Georgia Railroad.   Begin your search for a railroad working ancestor by identifying where he lived at the time of his railroad employment. Historical maps and published histories can then help you to identify what railroad lines ran through that area at the time. From there you need to dig into the history of the specific railroads to locate present owners and determine whether employee records still exist for.


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This work is the definitive history of the first railroad to operate in the state of Georgia. Originating in Augusta, the line's terminus was set at a junction with the State Road, later known as the Western & Atlantic Railroad, where the infant town of Marthasville (later named Atlanta) was building.5/5(2).

At the close of the nineteenth century, consolidation was already in process, and by the end of the next century, only three significant railroads remained in Georgia. Author and historian Robert C. Jones examines Georgia's rail history over the past two centuries and today.3/5(1).

The Railroad played a major role in This work is the definitive history of the first railroad to operate in the state of Georgia. Originating in Augusta, the line's terminus was set at a junction with the State Road, later known as the Western & Atlantic Railroad, where the infant town of Marthasville (later named Atlanta) was s: 0.

Roger Grant, Professor of History at Clemson University, is author of 23 books, most of them on railroad history. His earlier company histories cover the Chicago & North Western, the Chicago Great Western, the Erie Lackawanna, and the Wabash by: 1.

A History of Georgia Railroads (Transportation) - Kindle edition by Jones, Robert C. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A History of Georgia Railroads (Transportation)/5(2).

Let’s hope that historians use Grant’s history of the Georgia & Florida as a steppingstone to more top-flight historical accounts of Southern railroads. Bill Beck is an Indianapolis-based independent corporate and institutional historian.

His latest book is Pride of the Inland Seas: An Illustrated History. In The Central of Georgia was purchased by the Richmond Terminal Company. The new company began issuing greatly over-valued bonds based on the good credit of the Central resulting in huge debts for the company.

In the Central purchased the Tybee Railroad which had been built in by the Savannah and Atlantic Size: KB. * Georgia's first railroad was the Central Rail Road & Banking Company of Georgia (CRR&BC), which opened its first 26 miles in in an audacious endeavor to link Savannah with Macon.

This goal was eventually realized by the mid's. The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, designed by architect Max Corput, was completed in and is the oldest building in Downtown us gauge: 5 ft (1, mm) and converted to, 4 ft. A HISTORY OF GEORGIA RAILROADS-Robert Jones pages softcover Before the start of the Civil War, Georgia had ten railroads, five of which figured significantly in General William T.

Sherman s Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea. The number of rai. The Central of Georgia Railway's ancestry can be traced to the industry's earliest days. As Richard Prince points out in his book, "Central of Georgia Railway And Connecting Lines," the city of Savannah had maintained a position as a longtime, prominent southern port.

It was first established in as the first colonial and state capital of Georgia. At the close of the nineteenth century, consolidation was already in process, and by the end of the next century, only three significant railroads remained in Georgia. Author and historian Robert C.

Jones examines Georgia's rail history over the past two centuries and : TheHistoryPress. Get this from a library. A history of Georgia railroads.

[Robert C Jones] -- "Before the start of the Civil War, Georgia had ten railroads, five of which figured significantly in General William T.

Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea. The number of rail lines in. Safety-Courtesy-Service: History of the Georgia Railroad by Hanson Robert H and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - History of the Georgia Railroad by Hanson, Robert H - AbeBooks.

Safety - Courtesy - Service. This work is the definitive history of the first railroad to operate in the state of Georgia. Originating in Augusta, the line's terminus was set at a junction with the State Road, later known as the Western & Atlantic Railroad, where the infant town of Marthasville (later named Atlanta) was building.

Georgia's first railroad tracks were laid in the mids on routes leading from Athens, Augusta, Macon, and Savannah. Some twenty-five years later, the state not only could claim more rail miles than any other in the Deep South but also had linked its major towns and created a new rail center, Atlanta.

The railroads continued to expand until the s, when a long decline began that lasted into. Rails through the Wiregrass book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The Georgia & Florida Railroad began with bright promise, but /5(2). Batterdale Books - Buys and sells secondhand books on British and overseas railways, canals, trams and buses, and industrial history; York, UK.

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The Georgia Railroad (reporting mark GA) was a historic Class I railroad originally owned by the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company. The railroad operated miles of road in the state of Georgia from untilwhen it was purchased by the Family Lines System.

The history of Georgia in the United States of America spans pre-Columbian time to the present-day U.S. state of area was inhabited by Native American tribes for thousands of years. A modest Spanish presence was established in the late 16th century, mostly centered on Catholic mission work.

The Spanish were largely gone by the early 18th century, though they remained in nearby. From November 15 until DecemUnion General William T. Sherman led s soldiers on a mile march from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.

The.Railroad History, known as the R&LHS Bulletin from untilis the oldest railroad history journal in North America. It contains original scholarship and fresh interpretations that set the standard in railway research. Here are carefully selected articles, photographs, and art.

It is issued twice yearly in an 8¼ by 10½-inch perfect.^ This is one or more of the Class I railroads that the railroad became part of, if any. ^ Proceedings of the Association of Transportation and Car Accounting Officers. New York, NY: The Railway Equipment and Publication Co.

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