Sylvania Central Railway

The Sylvania Central joined with the Central of Georgia at Rocky Ford (above).

Incorporated in 1903 as successor to the Sylvania Railroad, the Sylvania Central was controlled by the Central of Georgia through stock ownership.

From 1906 to 1915 the line was leased to the Sylvania and Girard Railroad Company. After the S&G was dissolved on December 1, 1915, the Sylvania Central once again operated the line.

Between 1935 and 1944 the line was leased to the Sylvania Railway Company.

It was abandoned by the Central of Georgia on March 27, 1954.


1910 map (32K)

1920 map (17K)

1947 map (175K)


Engine no. 103 at Woodcliff, GA, 1947 (Flickr)

Last train out of Woodcliff, 1954 (Flickr)

Woodcliff depot, 1947 (Flickr)

Sylvania Central listing in 1906 Official Guide

From: Official Guide of the Railways, 1906.

From: The Official Railway Equipment Register, Volume 33. October, 1917. Complete publication is online at Google Books. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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