Piedmont Air-Line

A marketing name used in the 1870s to early 1890s by the Richmond & Danville Railroad and several other railroads under its control. In Georgia, these were the Atlanta & Richmond Air Line Railway and its successor, the Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line Railway.

The new Southern Railway took over these lines in 1894 and continued to use the Piedmont Air-Line name for a time.

1875 advertisement (292K)

1885 advertisement (438K)

1888 map (360K)

From: E. Y. Clarke, Atlanta Illustrated, Atlanta: Jas. P. Harrison & Co., 1881. Online at Internet Archive here.

RailGa.com. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

Railroad History | The Depot List | Locomotives On Display | Odds & Ends | Sources & References | Home