Chattooga & Chickamauga Railway

Chattooga & Chickamauga diesel locomotive

The C&C is a short line railroad operating Chattanooga-to-Lyerly (49 miles) on the former Central of Georgia Chattanooga Division.

Until 2009, the C&C also operated Chattanooga-to-Hedges (19 miles) on the former Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia Railway. This line, owned by Norfolk Southern, is currently inactive.

Georgia DOT purchased the Lyerly branch from Norfolk Southern in 1998 and began working with the C&C to increase freight traffic over the line. The Hedges branch remained in NS ownership.

The Lyerly branch originally continued south to Krannert Junction in west Rome, but Norfolk Southern abandoned this section before leasing the remainder to the C&C. The tracks on this 15.2-mile section were taken up in 1993.

The C&C was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming in 2008.

Chattooga & Chickamauga Railway locomotive in CAGY color scheme

C&C locomotive in earlier CAGY colors.


Chattooga & Chickamauga Railway locomotive in CAGY colors in LaFayette, Georgia

CAGY Transportation operated the railroad before Genesee & Wyoming purchased it in 2008.


Abandoned section of Chattanooga-Hedges line

The abandoned line from Chattanooga to Hedges as seen in 2015.



Reporting mark: CCKY.

2010 map (73K)

2000 map (100K) Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey.

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