Augusta and Savannah Railroad

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Augusta and Savannah Railroad
Locale Georgia
Dates of operation 1854–1948
Successor Central of Georgia Railway Company
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Previous gauge 5 ft (1,524 mm)
American Civil War era

Augusta and Savannah Railroad was incorporated in Georgia by special act of the General Assembly, approved December 31, 1838, as Augusta and Waynesboro Railroad Company. Augusta and Waynesboro Railroad Company's name was changed to Augusta and Savannah Railroad on February 16, 1856.

Augusta and Waynesboro Railroad Company built 53.31 miles (85.79 km) of railroad line between Millen, Georgia and Augusta, Georgia and 13.69 miles (22.03 km) of yard and side tracks prior to or during 1854.

Augusta and Savannah Railroad's property, including equipment, was leased to the Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia, after October 31, 1895 Central of Georgia Railway Company, on May 1, 1862 and again on October 24, 1895. It was absorbed by the Central of Georgia Railway in 1948.

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  • Central of Georgia Railway Co., Volume 130, Interstate Commerce Commission Reports, p. 43 et seq. Washington: United States Government Printing Office.