Norfolk Southern Railway

Norcross, Ga., 2004.

Norfolk Southern Railway was established by the June 1, 1982 merger of Southern Railway and Norfolk & Western, creating an 18,000-mile system. Today Norfolk Southern and CSX are the dominant railroads in Georgia.

Most of the company's tracks in the state are former Southern Railway and Central of Georgia lines.

Norfolk Southern train in west Georgia

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Norfolk Southern train in Buchanan, Georgia

Norfolk Southern locomotive in rural Georgia

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Abandonments:

• Hedges, GA - Ewing, AL (former TAG) abandoned 1982.
• Douglas - Swainsboro (former Georgia & Florida) abandoned 1983.
• Rome - Cave Spring - Piedmont, AL (former ETV&G) abandoned 1984.
• Columbus - Rover (former Georgia Midland & Gulf) abandoned 1988.
• Covington - Porterdale (former Central of Georgia) abandoned 1988.
• Pavo - Moultrie (former Georgia Northern) abandoned 1990.
• Lyerly - Krannert Junction near Rome (former Central of Georgia), 15.2 miles of tracks removed 1993.
• Camilla - Bridgeboro (former GAS&C) 19 miles abandoned mid-1990s.
• Hawkinsville-Cochran (former ETV&G) abandoned 1996.
• Sylvester - Bridgeboro (former GAS&C).
• Madison - Bishop (former Central of Georgia).
• Griffin - Senoia (former Central of Georgia).

Norfolk Southern website.

Norfolk Southern train at Douglasville, Georgia

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