Savannah, Albany & Gulf

The road was chartered in 1847. The road operated the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad until they merged in May 1863 under the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad name. The two roads had very little traffic because they connected to nothing and ran through sparsely populated terrain. 

A connection between Albany and Thomasville, Georgia was discussed to provide an alternative to the crowded Macon and Atlanta centers for traffic headed to the northeast. Though the level ground would have made the construction rather easy, the Confederacy did not have the 65 miles of track to make this nice-to-have line.

The connection to the Florida railroads, by the Lawton - Live Oak line, was completed too late to affect the war. It would have been very useful in feeding the armies, by transporting Florida cattle, if it had been in place in 1862 or 1863 and if additional rolling stock been available.

See also Substituting Food for Cotton

Black's Number 48 (map) (map)
Track 72 miles of 5 foot gauge of unknown type and 52#
Locomotives 11; 17 names
Cars 206
Stations 24
Officers Most
Locomotive Usage 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864
Road & Bridge Repairs Repairs
Bridges 1861, 1862, 1863, 1863 Pt 2
Passengers 1861 - 1863
Freight 1861 - 1863
Tredegar Purchases All
Annual Reports
Also refer to the Atlantic & Gulf  Annual Reports
5-1-61 President
5-1-61 Superintendent
5-1-62 President
5-1-62 Superintendent
5-1-62 Engineer
5-1-62 Act
5-1-63 President
5-1-63 Superintendent
5-1-63 Engineer
Significant Documents
NP, SMN 1-1A-61
NP, AC 1-12-61
NP, AC 1-13-61
GHS, CG 1-22-61
NP, AP 3-21-61
NP, TSE 4-24-61
NP, SRDR 5-7-61
NP, SMN 6-1B-61
NP, TSE 9-4-61
UG, SA&G 9-25-61
UG, SA&G 9-25A-61
UG, B&F 10-9-61
NP, MT 10-15-61
UG, B&F 10-16-61
GA, SA&G 10-x-61
NP, FJ 11-2-61
GA, B&F 11-11-61
NA, SAG 11-12-61
NP, SMN 12-2B-61
AR, SA&G 12-11-61
NP, MT 12-20-61
NA, BF 12-31-61
NP, SMN 1-1-62
NP, AC 1-8A-62
NA, ODS 3-4-62
NP, ASCY 3-30-62
NA, QM 4-3-62
NA, SAG 4-14-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 14, Page 484
NP, MT 5-2A-62
NP, MT 6-6-62
NA, RR 6-10-62
NA, RR 6-10A-62
NA, RR 6-11-62
UG, B&A 6-13-62
NA, SAG 7-6-62
NP, QD 10-11-62
NP, GT 10-24-62
ORN Series 1, Vol. 13, Page 816
ORN Series 1, Vol. 13, Page 817
NA, B&A 11-30-62
UG, CoG 12-13-62
NP, SMN 1-3A-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 53, Page 274
NA, SAG 1-19-63
NA, ENG 2-6-63
NP, WJ 2-17-63
NA, SAG 3-6-63
NA, SAG 3-12-63
NA, QMR 3-13-63
NA, QM 3-20A-63
NP, SR 3-25-63
AR, SA&G 4-18-63
FHS, FL 5-21A-63
NP, WJ 5-27-63
NP, RR 5-30-63
NP, AC 7-7A-63
NA, ENG 8-10B-63
NA, ENG 8-15-63
UG, A&G 8-19-63
RRBAT 10-13-1863
NA, ENG 10-22C-63
NA, ENG 11-4-63
NA, ENG 11-20A-63
NP, AI 11-20-63
NA, ENG 11-21-63
RRBAT 11-30-1863
NA, SC 12-1-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 28, Part 2, Page 545
NA, SC 12-21-63
NA, SC 12-30-63
NA, B&A 1-14-64
UG, SA&G 1-22-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 35, Part 1, Page 603
OR Series 1, Vol. 35, Part 1, Page 631
NP, MT 3-16-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 35, Part 2, Page 431
OR Series 1, Vol. 35, Part 1, Page 321
NA, DF 11-29-64
NP, AC 11-30-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 44, Part 1, Page 923
SCR, SA&G 12-6-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 983
OR Series 1, Vol. 53, Page 386
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1005
OR Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 1, Page 1029

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