Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad
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|Dates of operation||1887–1945|
|Successor||Atlantic Coast Line Railroad|
|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.
It had day and night services on its Atlanta (starting at Terminal Station), Cordele and Waycross division. A branch from that division, breaking off at Fitzgerald, carried sleeping cars from Atlanta to Thomasville. It had an overnight night train from Birmingham, Alabama (the ABC's own Eleventh Street station) continued to Manchester, Georgia, Fitzgerald, Thomasville, Waycross and Brunswick. Another division carried trains from Atlanta to Brunswick.
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.
- "Index of Railroad Stations, 1484". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 64 (9). February 1932.
- Great Union Stations: Birmingham's Passenger Trains of the Past https://chicagorailfan.com/stbcbhm.html
- "Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad, Tables 1, 2, 3, 4". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 64 (9). February 1932.
- Georgia Railroads, History and Heritage
- Goolsby, Larry Atlantic, Birmingham & Coast. ACL&SAL Historical Society. 2000.