Augusta Southern Railroad

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The Augusta Southern Railroad (reporting mark AUS) was established on May 1, 1893 through a reorganization of the Augusta, Gibson & Sandersville Railroad.[1]

The railroad acquired the Sandersville & Tennille Railroad in 1894[2] and then in 1897 was leased by the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad.[1] The lease ended in 1901 at which time the Southern Railway took control.[1]

The Georgia & Florida Railway acquired control of the Augusta Southern in about 1918, and purchased the property directly on October 31, 1919.[1] Part of the line was abandoned in 1934; the remaining portion is operated by Norfolk Southern Railway north of Hephzibah, Georgia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hilton, George Woodman (1990-10-01). American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford University Press. p. 373. ISBN 9780804717311. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Poor, Henry Varnum (1865). Manual of the railroads of the United States. H.V. & H.W. Poor. p. 1335. Retrieved 22 June 2012.