Eatonton Branch Railroad

Eatonton Branch Railroad

The Eatonton Branch Railroad opened its 22-mile line between Eatonton and Milledgeville in 1853. At the latter city the line met the new Milledgeville & Gordon Railroad which connected the capital with the Central of Georgia at Gordon. Within a couple of years the two railroads merged into a single line leased to the Central.

In 1893 the Central’s lease was cancelled and the road was leased to the Middle Georgia & Atlantic Railway which incorporated it into a 64-mile line from Milledgeville to Covington. The Central of Georgia acquired the MG&A in 1897.

The Eatonton-Machen segment was abandoned in 1959. The Eatonton-to-Milledgeville section is now a part of Norfolk Southern Railway.

1855 listing from Mitchell's new traveller's guide through the United States and the Canadas.... Online at Internet Archive here.

Maps and Timetables:

1854 timetable ( 52K)

1859 map (305K)

Civil War period map (48K)

1886 map (42K) Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey.

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