Valdosta Southern Railway

Wrecked Valdosta Southern locomotive

The trip could have been better. (From: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory).


The Valdosta Southern Railway, chartered in 1896, opened its 28-mile line from Valdosta to Madison, Florida, in 1901. Railroad executive John Skelton Williams acquired the line in 1907 and merged it into his new Georgia & Florida Railway.

After nearly five decades as part of the G&F, the Valdosta-Madison line was sold to become the Valdosta Southern Railroad.

Maps and Timetables:

1895 map (29K)

1903 map (179K)

1904 map (18K)

1904 timetable (43K)

1906 timetable, G&F system (437K)

1906 map (130K) Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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