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Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad

Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast Railroad
Byromville, Georgia AB&C station in 1938.
Reporting mark AB&C
Locale Alabama
Georgia
Dates of operation 1887–1945
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 640 miles (1,030 kilometres)
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad was organized in 1926 to replace the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway. The AB&C was controlled by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, which owned a majority of the stock. In 1944 it reported 763 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 33 million passenger-miles; at the end of that year it operated 639 miles of road and 836 miles of track.

In 1946 the AB&C was bought by the ACL and the became the latter company's Western Division. According to historical sources there are no surviving AB&C 2-8-2 "Mikado" type locomotives.

References

  • Georgia Railroads, History and Heritage
  • Goolsby, Larry Atlantic, Birmingham & Coast. ACL&SAL Historical Society. 2000.
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