- Georgia Midland and Gulf Railroad
The Georgia Midland and Gulf Railroad was chartered in 1885 and began operations in 1887, running from
Columbus, GAto McDonough, GA. In 1890, the line leased the Columbus Southern Railwaybut was forced to cancel the lease a year later due to financial problems. The GM&G finally entered bankruptcy in 1895 and was sold to the Georgia Midland Railwayin 1896. It ran from McDonough in the north through several communities in Henry County, GAsuch as Greenwood and Luella into northern Spalding County, GApassing through Experiment, GAand crossing the Central of Georgia Railroadin Griffin, GA. From there it ran south toward Williamson, GAin Pike County, crossing the old A&F line, and on into Concord, GAthen on into Meriwether County, GAwhere it passed through Woodbury, GA. It then continued south toward and through Warm Springs, GAand then further south into Columbus, GA. Portions of this line still exist, mostly from McDonough to Greenwood (Liberty), and from the northern Spalding County line near the old Towaliga Station toward Experiment. This section is currently being refurbished by the Roosevelt Railroad. Then from Griffin south to GA State Road 362. Most all the other stretches have been pulled up. This is the line that Franklin D. Roosevelttook on his trips through Georgia on his trips to Warm Springs, GAwhen it was under control of the Southern Railway.
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