Chickamauga & Durham Railroad

Coke ovens at Chickamauga, Georgia.

 

 

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.

 

 

Maps:

1892 topographic map (387K)

1895 map (167K)

1917 map (Central of Georgia Railway, Chickamauga area)

More info at Harpswitch.com

 


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