Savannah & Columbus Railroad

In May 1888, the Central Railroad & Banking Company of Georgia obtained a charter for the Savannah & Columbus Railroad Company under which the S&C would build a rail line from Eden (about three miles north of Meldrim in the southern tip of Effingham County) to Americus. This railroad would connect with other completed or planned Central-controlled lines to create a trunk line from Savannah to Americus with major branches to Birmingham and Eufaula.

In July 1888, the Central consolidated the Savannah & Columbus, the Buena Vista & Ellaville Railroad, the Columbus & Western Railway, the Columbus & Rome Railway and three Alabama lines into the Savannah & Western Railroad.

 


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