H and S Railroad

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H and S Railroad
Reporting mark HS
Locale Southeast Alabama
Dates of operation 1992–2006
Predecessor Hartford & Slocomb
Successor Chattahoochee Bay
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 6 miles (9.7 km)
Headquarters Hartford, Alabama

The H and S Railroad (reporting mark HS) was a shortline railroad operating 6 miles (9.7 km) of track from Dothan to Taylor, Alabama. Upon its start in 1992 the railroad was a Gulf & Ohio subsidiary.[1] The railroad was purchased by Genesee & Wyoming Railroad in 2006 and was combined with a neighboring property, the Chattahoochee and Gulf Railroad, to form the Chattahoochee Bay Railroad.[2]

History[edit]

On April 29, 1992 16 miles (26 km) of the Hartford & Slocomb was abandoned between Taylor and Hartford. The remainder was sold by the Itel Corporation to Gulf & Ohio subsidiary H and S Railroad. Primary traffic consisted of railcars moving to and from a repair facility near Taylor.

The railroad remained relatively unchanged until August 30, 2006 when it was sold to Genesee & Wyoming. Operations were merged with the Chattahoochee and Gulf Railroad and are operated as a single railroad.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Edward A. (1996). American Shortline Railway Guide (5 ed.). Kalmbach Publishing Company. p. 357. ISBN 0-89024-290-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Genesse & Wyoming Acquires Assets of Chattahoochee & Gulf Railroad". Retrieved 8 September 2010.