Wadley Southern Railway

Wadley Southern engine no. 102 and crew

Engine no. 102 and train crew. (J.C. "Cleve" Edenfield photographs.)

In 1906, the Central of Georgia created the Wadley Southern Railway by merging the Wadley & Mount Vernon Railroad and the Stillmore Air Line Railway. The new Wadley Southern operated a 53-mile line from Wadley to Collins (the former Stillmore Air Line) and a 37-mile line from Wadley to Rockledge (the former W&MV).


Rockledge-Kite abandoned 1928.
Kite-Wadley abandoned 1930.
Collins-Swainsboro abandoned 1929-30.
Swainsboro-Wadley abandoned 1964.

Maps, Timetables, and Other Information:

1906 timetable (46K)

1910 mileage table (62K)

1910 map (65K)

1912 map (120K)

1917 equipment list (78K)

1918 timetable (165K)

1929 timetable (196K)

1953 map (240K)


Wadley Southern engine 53 with engineers Edenfield and Thompson

Wadley Southern engine 52 with engineer J. C. Edenfield, who is retiring, passing the oil can to new engineer L. R. Thompson. (J.C. "Cleve" Edenfield photographs.)


Wadley Southern Railway, people at depot

Engineer Edenfield's friends and family at his last run, June 30, 1947. Wadley's train station is in the background.
(J.C. "Cleve" Edenfield photographs.)


Wadley Southern engine house at Wadley

Engine no. 109 at engine house in Wadley. No. 108 is on the right. (J.C. "Cleve" Edenfield photographs.)


Wadley Southern Railroad engine 102 at head of train

Engine no. 102 at the head of a mixed train. (J.C. "Cleve" Edenfield photographs.)


Adrian, Ga. Old Bank of Adrian. Like the Wadley Southern, it is gone.


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