Georgia Pacific Railway
Constructed between 1882 and 1889, the Georgia Pacific connected Atlanta and Greenville, Mississippi. The company was chartered December 31, 1881, consolidating the Georgia Western Railroad and the Georgia Pacific Railroad Company of Alabama. It was controlled by the Richmond and West Point Terminal Company and the Richmond and Danville Railroad, predecessors of the Southern Railway. Southern operated the line after 1894.
In the 1889 edition of The Official Railway List, the Georgia Pacific reported operating 325 miles of broad-gauge railroad (4 ft, 9 in) and 52 miles of narrow-gauge (3 ft). It had 58 locomotives, 31 passenger cars, and 2,099 freight and miscellaneous cars.
In the 1894 edition the figures were 562 miles of railroad (both 4 ft, 9 in and 3 ft gauges included) with 106 locomotives, 58 passenger cars, and 3,354 freight and miscellaneous cars.
1873 map (53K)
1883 map (66K)
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