Alabama & Chattanooga Railroad

View of Lookout Mountain near Sulphur Springs

Lookout Mountain near Sulphur Springs


As successor to the Wills Valley Railroad, the A&C completed about 230 miles of a planned 293-mile line from Chattanooga to Meridian, Miss. About 25 of these miles were in the northwestern corner of Georgia.

In 1877, the A&C was purchased by the British investors Emile Erlanger and Company and was renamed the Alabama Great Southern Railroad.

Maps and Timetables:

1870 map (380K)

1870 timetable (112K)

1871 map (390K)

Suggested Reading:

Wayne Cline. Alabama Railroads. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1997.


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