Atlanta & Charlotte Air-Line Railway

The Atlanta & Charlotte Air-Line Railway resulted from an 1877 reorganization of the Atlanta & Richmond Air-Line Railway. In 1881 the A&CAL was leased to the Richmond & Danville Railroad. In 1894, along with the R&D itself, it became a part of the Southern Railway.

Note: At the time, "Air-Line" referred to a direct route, or at least a route more direct than that of any competitor.

Maps, Timetables, and Other Information:

1877 map (387K)

1882 timetable (144K)

1895 Poor's Manual report (130K)

Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line Railway, 1877 advertisement

1877 advertisement for Atlanta & Charlotte Air-Line Railway

From: Sholes' Directory of the City of Atlanta for 1877, A. E. Sholes, Publisher.

Fast Mail Train at Night, Out of Atlanta

"Fast Mail by Night -- Out of Atlanta." An Atlanta & Charlotte train moves the mail. (From: E. Y. Clarke, Atlanta Illustrated, Atlanta: Jas. P. Harrison & Co., 1881. Online at Internet Archive here.) Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey.

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