Augusta and Florida Railway

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Augusta and Florida Railway
LocaleGeorgia, USA
Dates of operation1904 (1904) (chartered)
SuccessorGeorgia and Florida Railway
Length29.9 mi (48.1 km)[1]

The Augusta and Florida Railway (A&F) was incorporated in 1904 and operated a line between Keysville and Midville, Georgia, USA.[1] The railway company was chartered on November 16, 1904, with an initial capital stock of $1 million to build about 60 miles (97 km) of line from Augusta to Midville.[2] Construction began soon after incorporation with 16 miles (26 km) of track completed by December 1904.[3] The A&F was sold in pieces to the Georgia and Florida Railway in 1907 and 1910.[1][4][5][6][7] Several lines in and around Augusta made connections to the line in 1907 in association with the Georgia & Florida purchase.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Appendix: Extension of Tenure of Government Control of Railroads; Hearings before the Interstate Commerce Committee. 3. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1919. pp. 1998–1999 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "State Capitol News". The Atlanta Constitution. Atlanta, GA. November 17, 1904. p. 7 – via Newspapers.com. The Augusta and Florida Railway Company was yesterday granted a charter ... open access
  3. ^ "Local Items". Union Springs Herald. Union Springs, AL. December 14, 1904. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "New Railroad Planned Will Furnish Added Egress North". The Weekly Tribune. Tampa, FL. August 8, 1907. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com. The lines acquired and to be connected [include] the Augusta and Florida Railway, 30 miles; ... open access
  5. ^ "Maj. Chas. H. Gattis Goes to New Field". News and Observer. Raleigh, NC. December 26, 1909. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com. The short lines embraced in the system [include] the Augusta and Florida Railway; ... open access
  6. ^ "To Connect Up Florida Roads". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, NC. August 9, 1907. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  7. ^ "Georgia & Florida Railway". The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States Porto Rico [sic] Canada Mexico and Cuba. New York: National Railway Publication Co. January 1908. p. 1001 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Railway Building In Progress - Nearly 12,000 Miles of New Railroad Under Contract in the United States". The Railway Age. Vol. XLIII no. 12. Chicago: The Wilson Company. March 22, 1907. pp. 417–421 – via Google Books.