Millen & Southern Railway

Chartered in March 1890, the Millen & Southern was a 31-mile standard-gauge line from Millen to Stillmore by way of the village of Summit (now Twin City).

The road was successor to the Rogers & Summit Railroad, chartered May 23, 1889. Rogers, located on the Central of Georgia a few miles west of Millen, formed the north end of the line until 1891 when the M&S completed new trackage from Thrift, about 9.5 miles south of Rogers, to Millen. The entire railroad was completed in 1892.

The president of the M&S was Loring R. Millen of New York, and the vice-president was William B. Stillwell of Savannah. The principal office of the M&S was in Millen.

In the 1894 edition of The Official Railway List, the Millen & Southern reported operating 32 miles of railroad with 5 locomotives, 4 passenger cars, and 32 freight and miscellaneous cars.

In 1897 the railroad entered receivership and emerged as the Millen & Southwestern Railroad.

Maps and Timetables:

1892 map (56K)

1894 timetable (63K)

1898 map (44K)

The Millen & Southern served Summit, Ga., now Twin City. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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