Georgia railways: timetables and miscellany

Georgia railways: timetables and miscellany

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Georgia railways: timetables and miscellany
Dates: 1896-1937
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms2518

Biographical/Historical Note

The Central of Georgia Railway was one of the most significant railroads in the American South and a vital part of Georgia's transportation infrastructure for more than one hundred years. From its start the Central was a classic expression of the developmental American railroad, serving as a leader in the region's economic growth."--"Central of Georgia Railway" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1282&sug=y (Accessed August 13, 2009)

The Georgia and Florida Railway Company was organized 1906. Its name changed in 1926 to Georgia and Florida Railroad.

Southern Railway existed as a company since 1894; on June 1, 1982 it combined with Norfolk and Western Railway under the banner of Norfolk Southern Corporation.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of forty-six items that reflect the development of and reliance upon the railroad during this period. Twelve different railways are represented which, for the most part, were centered in and/or serviced Georgia. The majority of the collection consists of timetables. There is also included nine travel brochures issued by three of the railways. Two additional brochures are of special interest. The first, "The Heart of an Empire," published by the Georgia & Florida Railway in 1910 (?) was intended to induce "...men of moderate means to settle in the hear of the Empire State of the South, i.e. 'Wiregrass Georgia'" and so "...not only secure... comfortable homes, but... amass a comfortable competence." It provdes mainly agricultural information. The second, "The Resources of the South," published by Central of Georgia Railway Co. in 1901 (?) is an extensive overview of the many cities and townships serviced by the railway in Georgia and Alabama as they were "at the dawn of the Twentieth Century." Also of special interest is the March 8, 1912 Vegetable Tariff guidebook of the Southern Railway System. It lists joint, local, and proportionate rates of tarriff on the shipment of food items. Many of the brochures are undated but appear to be from the early 1920s.

The "Georgia Railways" collection contains forty-six items dated from 1896 to 1937 that reflect the development of and reliance upon the railroad during this period. Twelve different railways are represented which, for the most part, were centered in and/or serviced Georgia. The majority of the collection consists of timetables. There is also included nine travel brochures issued by three of the railways. Two additional brochures are of special interest:

"The Heart of an Empire," published by the Georgia and Florida Railway in 1910 (?) was intended to induce "... men of moderate means" to settle in the heart of the Empire State of the South, i.e. "Wiregrass Georgia" and so "... not only secure... comfortable homes, but... amass a com-fortable competence." It provides mainly agricultural information.

"The Resources of the South," published by Central of Georgia Railway Co. in 1901 (?) is an extensive overview of the many cities and townships serviced by the railway in Georgia and Alabama as they were "at the dawn of the Twentieth Century."

Also of special interest is the March 8, 1912 Vegetable Tariff guidebook of the Southern Railway System. It lists joint, local, and proportionate rates of tariff on the shipment of food items.


Arrangement

The collection is organized alphabetically by railway with one item per folder except where there are two copies of the same schedule. Under these headings, the folders themselves are in chronological order.


Index Terms

Brochures--Specimens.
Brochures.
Central of Georgia Railway.
Central of Georgia Railway. -- Resources of the South
Georgia and Florida Railway Company.
Georgia and Florida Railway Company. -- Heart of an empire
Georgia--Description and travel.
Guidebooks.
Railroads--Alabama--History--19th century--Sources.
Railroads--Alabama--History--20th century--Sources.
Railroads--Georgia--History--19th century--Sources.
Railroads--Georgia--History--20th century--Sources.
Railroads--Southern States--History--19th century--Sources.
Railroads--Southern States--History--20th century--Sources.
Railroads--Timetables.
Southern Railway (U.S.).
Southern Railway (U.S.). -- Vegetable tariff guidebook
Southern States--Description and travel.
Specimens.
Tariff on farm produce--Southern States--History--20th century--Sources.
Tariff.
Timetables.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia railways : timetables and miscellany, MS 2518. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic Ry.

BoxFolder
11Timetable, April 17, 1921
2Timetable, October 16, 1921
3Timetable, August 1, 1923
4Timetable, June 15, 1924
 

Series 2: Central of Georgia Ry.

BoxFolder
15Timetable, June, 1913
6Timetable, November, 1921
7Timetable, June, 1924
8Timetable, December, 1924
9Timetable, January, 1929
10"The Resources of the South" Brochure
 

Series 3: Georgia Railroad

BoxFolder
111Timetable, April 14, 1896
12Timetable, November 13, 1921
13Timetable, June 1, 1924
14Timetable, September 28, 1924
 

Series 4: Georgia & Florida Ry.

BoxFolder
115Timetable, March 27, 1921
16Timetable, December 21, 1924
17Timetable, April 28, 1925
18Timetable, December 11, 1937
19"The Heart of an Empire" Brochure
 

Series 5: Georgia, Florida & Alabama Ry.

BoxFolder
120Timetable, May 1, 1921
21Timetable, April 13, 1927
 

Series 6: Georgia Southern & Florida Ry.

BoxFolder
122Timetable, October 8, 1902
23Timetable, May, 1915
 

Series 7: Louisville & Nashville Railroad

BoxFolder
124Timetable, April 1, 1907
25Timetable, October 1, 1928
 

Series 8: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Ry.

BoxFolder
126"From Chattanooga to Shellmound"
27"Chickamauga & Chattanooga Nat'l Park"
28"Cool Mountains of Tennessee"
29"Picturesque Battlefields Route"
30"Winter in Dixieland" ALL BROUCHURES
 

Series 9: St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad

BoxFolder
131Timetable, August, 1913
 

Series 10: Seaboard Air Line Ry.

BoxFolder
132Timetable, September, 1906
33Timetable, November, 1906
34Timetable (No. 6), 1915
35Timetable (No. 5), 1921 (2 copies)
36Timetable (No. 1), 1922
37"Golf & Other Winter Sports" Brochure
38"Seaboard Game Trails" Brochure
39"Wintering in the South" Brochure
 

Series 11: Southern Ry.

BoxFolder
139ATimetable, January 8, 1906
40Vegetable Tariff, March 8, 1912
41Timetable, January 22, 1922
42Timetable, December 3, 1923
 

Series 12: Tallulah Falls Ry.

BoxFolder
143"..the Rabun Gap Country" Brochure