Southeast Regional Railroads, 1930's - 1940's Vintage
Alany & Northern
Appalachicola Northern
Atlanta and Saint Andrews Bay
Atlanta & West Point
Atlantic and Yadkin
Carolina & Northwestern
Charleston & Western Carolina
Clinchfield
Durham & Southern<
Flint River & Northeastern
Georgia
Georgia & Florida
Georgia Ashburn Sylvester & Camilla
Georgia Northern
Georgia Southwestern & Gulf
High Pt Thomasville & Denton
Live Oak Perry & Gulf
Norfolk Southern (old)
Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac
Piedmont & Northern
Savannah & Atlanta
Virginian
Washington & Old Dominion
Western Railway of Alabama
Winston-Salem Southbound


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The Southeast had some very interesting passenger railroads in the 30's and 400s. The Clinchfield was built first to serve the lush farming country in South Carolina and later to haul coal from newly forming coal mines in Virginia and Kentucky to exchange points on its north-south line from Spartanburg, South Carolina to Elkhorn City, Kentucky. It's most outstanding feature was it' very sound construction, unlikely for it's time, which kept it's maintenance costs low during it's long and mostly successful history.
The Virginian Railway was an outstanding example of a well built and well financed, and very successful railroad that was completed against major attempts to stop it, and became a very strong competitor for coal movements from West Virginia to the east coast. So successful and well built that it is now the preferred route for eastward coal shipments on its current successor road the Norfolk Southern.
Another fine example is the old Norfolk Southern which ran from Norfolk, Virginia to Charlotte, North Carolina with key branches to FayetteVille, N.C. and Virginia Beach, Va. It required a name change to the Carolina and Northwestern so that the Norfolk & Western and Southern merger could use the name Norfolk Southern Railway.
A small group of southeastern railroads, under common management, were the Atlanta and West Point, the Western Railway of Alabama, and the Georgia that played a major role in Atlanta's growth as a rail center and provided a link between the Potomac River, east coast cities and the gulf ports of Mobile and New Orleans.
Southeast Railroad Special Sources
The private timetable collection of Richard R.Parks
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia- (web)
The Official Guide of the Railways-Various dates

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