Savannah & Memphis Railroad

A 55-mile line between Opelika and Goodwater, Alabama, the Savannah & Memphis began in 1854 as the Opelika & Talladega Railroad. After failing to construct any track, the O&T was reorganized in 1861, just as the Civil War began, as the Opelika & Tuscumbia Railroad.

In 1866, the Opelika & Tuscumbia was reorganized again, this time under the name Savannah & Memphis Railroad. Track construction finally began in earnest, but by 1874 the company had only reached Goodwater. In 1880, the S&M was sold at foreclosure to the Columbus & Western Railway.

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Savannah & Memphis Railroad

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1872 map (122K)

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