Georgia Southwestern & Gulf Railroad

Cordele, Georgia, scene on 11th Avenue



This 35-mile line between Cordele and Albany was built in 1891 by the Albany, Florida, & Northern Railway. In 1895, the line became the Albany & Northern Railway and, in 1910, the Georgia Southwestern & Gulf.

A 155-mile extension from Albany to St. Andrews, Fla. was planned, but it was never built.

In 1939, the GSW&G came under the control of the Georgia Northern Railway. The company was dissolved in 1942, but the line continued operation under its earlier name, Albany & Northern Railway. It was abandoned in 1977.

Maps, Timetables, and Other Information:

1912 map (72K)

1916 map (44K)

1917 equipment list (132K)

1918 timetable (98K)

1940 timetable (152K)

The Warwick depot stood alongside the GSW&G and its successor, Albany & Northern, before it was moved to its present site on Hwy. 300. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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