The Chickamauga & Durham Railroad, chartered in 1889 as the Chattanooga & Gulf Railroad, built a rail line from Chickamauga, Georgia, to the mining town of Durham, high atop Lookout Mountain. The 17-mile route was completed in 1892. After foreclosure in 1894, it was reorganized as the Chattanooga
& Durham Railroad.
In the 1894 edition of The Official Railway List, the Chickamauga & Durham reported operating 18 miles of railroad with 2 locomotives.
Two of the most notable features of the railroad have survived, the Chickamauga coke ovens and the rail bed through the scenic Lula Lake section of Rock Creek Canyon.