Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad

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Poster adverising C.T.& G. Railroad

The Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad was a short railroad running in north Florida and southern Georgia.

History[edit]

The Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad was incorporated on January 5, 1891. It was projected along a route extending from Carrabelle through Tallahassee and northward to the Georgia-Florida line. The railroad was incorporated with a capital stock of $1,000.000 and a land grant of 206,370.30 acres (835.1510 km2). The company owned 3 locomotives and 50 assorted railroad cars.

As advertised, the C.T. & G. also stopped at Hilliardville, Crawfordville, and MacIntyre before arriving at Lanark.

While in Carrabelle, paddle steamers such as the Crecent City took on cargo and passengers for Apalachicola and other points.

Prior to the railroad being the Carrabelle, Tallahassee, and Georgia Railroad, it was the Thomasville, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad, and later the Augusta, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad Company.

In 1906, the C.T. & G. was sold to the Georgia, Florida and Alabama Railway.

Photo gallery[edit]

C.T. & G. Train approaching Tallahassee (1895)
Steamer Crescent City at terminus in Carrabelle (1895)
Terminus at Carrabelle (1898)

Statute[edit]

Florida state law chapter 4264, approved May 22, 1893, granted land to the company that had formerly been granted to the Thomasville, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad Company (on February 7, 1883). To obtain the land grants, the railroad would have to be finished between Tallahassee and Thomasville by January 1, 1895.

Sources[edit]

  • Florida Department of State