Rabun Gap Short Line Railway

Incorporated in North Carolina in 1873, the Rabun Gap was controlled by the Richmond Terminal Company. It was consolidated with the Knoxville and Augusta Railway Company and the Clayton Railroad Company in 1881 to form the Rabun Gap Railway Company.

The company did not complete any rail lines in Georgia.

Rabun Gap, near the Georgia/North Carolina state line in northern Rabun County, was a goal of several railroad companies in the nineteenth and early twentieth century because it offered a potential rail passage through the Blue Ridge mountains.

See also Blue Ridge Railroad, Black Diamond Railroad, and Tallulah Falls Railroad.

 


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