Thomasville Depot

Thomasville has preserved one of Georgia's most impressive train stations, the former Atlantic Coast Line depot constructed on the south side of downtown in 1916. The city was at the junction of two important ACL lines, an east-west line from Montgomery to Savannah and a north-south connection from Albany to Florida.

The photo above shows the station in Lakeland, Florida, which had many of the same design features. (State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory).

The Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic had a depot in Thomasville as part of its branch line from Fitzgerald. AB&A successor Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast was integrated into the Atlantic Coast Line in 1946.

Thomasville (pop. 18,407) is the county seat of Thomas County in south Georgia. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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