- Georgia Southern and Florida Railway
Also known as the "Suwanee River Route" from its crossing of the
Suwanee River, the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad was founded in 1885 and began operations between Macon, GAand Valdosta, GAin 1889, extending to Palatka, FLin 1890. The railroad went bankrupt by 1891 and was reorganized as the Georgia Southern and Florida "Railway" in 1895 and was mostly under the control of the Southern Railway.
In 1902, the GS&F purchased a line from the
Atlantic, Valdosta and Western Railwaythat ran from Valdosta, GAand Jacksonville, FL. The GS&F also owned the Macon and Birmingham Railwayand the Hawkinsville and Florida Southern Railwayboth of which were operated as separate companies and both ended up going bankrupt and being mostly abandoned. The GS&F was eventually acquired by the Norfolk Southern Railwayand still operates as a subsidiary.
* http://www.railga.com/gsf.html "Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad," Railga.com]
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