Atlantic, Valdosta & Western Railway

Atlantic, Valdosta & Western Railway locomotive

The AV&W Railway, chartered in 1897, built a 110-mile main line from Jacksonville across the southern edge of Georgia to Valdosta, where it connected with the Georgia Southern & Florida Railway. Completed in 1899, the railroad also had some 45 spur-line miles, most of which were logging routes in southern Clinch County near the Okefenokee Swamp.

Promoted as the Jacksonville Short Line, the AV&W was purchased by the Georgia Southern & Florida in 1902.

Maps, Timetables, and Other Information:

1898 map (112K)

1900 timetable (127K)

1900 system map (304K)

1901 map (137K)

1901 equipment list (88K)

The AV&W was one of several railroads that carried Dixie Flyer passenger trains between Jacksonville and the Midwest during the period 1886-1966.

Baldwin 4-4-0 locomotive built in 1900 for the Atlantic, Valdosta & Western. (From: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory).

 


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