Milltown Air Line Railway

Mural showing Milltown Air Line locomotive, downtown Lakeland, Georgia

Engine No. 155 depicted in Lakeland mural.

Opened in 1904, the 10-mile Milltown Air Line Railway connected Milltown (now Lakeland) with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad at Naylor. There was also at one time a 2.5 mile branch to the Alapaha River.

Around 1912 the line was sold and operated primarily as a logging road. The Official Railway Equipment Register of October, 1917, listed it as having one locomotive and no freight cars.

After a brief abandonment in 1928, it reopened as the Lakeland Railroad.

Maps and Other Information:

1904 map (41K)

1911 map (29K)

1917 map and equipment list (97K)

A plaque on the Lakeland mural tells a bit about the railroad's history.

Milltown Air-Line Ry listing in 1906 Official Guide

Timetable from Official Guide of the Railways, 1906.


1879 description of Naylor and Milltown, Georgia

(From: Savannah, Florida and Western Railway Company. [from old catalog]. Guide to Southern Georgia And Florida, Containing a Brief Description of Points of Interest to the Tourist, Invalid Or Emigrant, And How to Reach Them. 6th ed. Savannah, Ga.: Morning News Steam Print. House, 1879. Online at HathiTrust Digital Library here).

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