Georgia Southern and Florida Railway


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, GA and Valdosta, GA in 1889, extending to Palatka, FL in 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 Railway that ran from Valdosta, GA and Jacksonville, FL. The GS&F also owned the Macon and Birmingham Railway and the Hawkinsville and Florida Southern Railway both 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 Railway and still operates as a subsidiary.

External links

* http://www.railga.com/gsf.html "Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad," Railga.com]


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