Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad
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Byromville, Georgia AB&C station in 1938.
|Dates of operation||1887–1945|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Length||640 miles (1,030 kilometres)|
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.
- Georgia Railroads, History and Heritage
- Goolsby, Larry Atlantic, Birmingham & Coast. ACL&SAL Historical Society. 2000.
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