Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad

The CC&A connected Augusta, Ga., and Charlotte, NC, over a 191-mile line. It was formed by the merger of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad Company and the Columbia andLocomotive Augusta Railroad Company in 1869.

Part of the Richmond and Danville system from 1878 to 1894, it was controlled by Southern Railway after 1894.

In the 1894 edition of The Official Railway List, the CC&A reported operating 191 miles of railroad with 7 locomotives, 19 passenger cars, and 45 freight and miscellaneous cars.

Maps, Timetables, and Other Information:

1870 timetable (58K)

1870 proceedings of 1st annual stockholders
meeting, online at Internet Archive.

1883 map (196K)

1886 map (89K)


Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad, 1879 advertisement

The CC&A was part of the Central Short Line, a route linking Virginia to the Deep South.
(From: Savannah, Florida and Western Railway Company. [from old catalog]. Guide to Southern Georgia And Florida, Containing a Brief Description of Points of Interest to the Tourist, Invalid Or Emigrant, And How to Reach Them. 6th ed. Savannah, Ga.: Morning News Steam Print. House, 1879. Online at HathiTrust Digital Library here).


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