Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad

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Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast Railroad
Station Byromville Georgia LOC fsa 8a03451.jpg
Byromville, Georgia AB&C station in 1938.
Reporting markAB&C
Dates of operation1887–1945
SuccessorAtlantic Coast Line Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length640 miles (1,030 kilometres)
HeadquartersAtlanta, 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 then became the latter company's Western Division. According to historical sources there are no surviving AB&C 2-8-2 "Mikado" type locomotives.