Savannah & Northwestern Railway
The Savannah & Northwestern was incorporated June, 1910 as the
Brinson Railway, replacing the original Brinson Railway chartered in 1906 by George M. Brinson. In 1914, the railroad changed its name to Savannah and Northwestern Railway, as George Brinson was no longer associated with the company.
The Brinson Railway had assembled through purchase of existing tracks and its own construction a line from Savannah to St. Clair (in western Burke County), where it made a connection with the Georgia and Florida Railway.
In August 1916, the new Savannah and Atlanta Railway completed a connection from the Savannah and Northwestern at St. Clair to the Georgia Railroad at Warrenton and Camak. The Savannah and Northwestern operated this extension under a traffic agreement until July 1917, when it was merged into the Savannah and Atlanta.
1916 map (120K)
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