West Point Route

WR of A railcar at a restaurant in Vinings, Georgia.

The West Point Route was a marketing name for the joint operations of the Atlanta and West Point Railroad and the Western Railway of Alabama. The two rail lines west point route logo joined at the town of West Point, Georgia, which lies at the border of Georgia and Alabama.

Both railroads were controlled by the Georgia Railroad, which had a main line from Atlanta to Augusta. This arrangement created a system of affiliated lines extending from Montgomery, Alabama, all the way across Georgia to Augusta.

The West Point Route name, in use for most of the twentieth century, was abandoned with the creation of the Seaboard System Railroad in the early 1980s.

(Above) The West Point Route was a part of the Family Lines System, another marketing name used by several affiliated railroads in the 70s and early 80s.

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