As successor to the Wills Valley Railroad, the A&C completed about 230 miles of a planned 293-mile line from Chattanooga to Meridian, Miss. About 25 of these miles were in the northwestern corner of Georgia.
In 1877, the A&C was purchased by the British investors Emile Erlanger and Company and was renamed the Alabama Great Southern Railroad.
Maps and Timetables:
1870 map (380K)
1870 timetable (112K)
1871 map (390K)
Wayne Cline. Alabama Railroads. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1997.