What CG track entered Birmingham

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I was wondering what track entered Birmingham, If it is still in use and what streets the Central of Georgia Ran in Downtown Birmingham, AL.

-- Jim Matta (JMATTA0712@Aol.Com), March 17, 1998



I assume you're asking about the Central's Birmingham district from Columbus. It entered Birmingham from the east after joining Southern's mailine at Weems, just east of Norris Yard. Passenger trains remained on Southern into Birmingham Terminal, while freights left the Southern at Woodlawn Junction and took Centrals' own track over to Frisco's East Thomas Yard.

Central's only 'street-running' would have been on only about a half-block where it's freight main ran along and crossed 10th Avenue, North before paralleling the Southern across Billy Goat Hill heading towards East Thomas Yard.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any more details.

Marv Clemons (ex CofG telegrapher, Woodlawn Jct.)

-- Marvin Clemons (m..clemons@worldnet.att.net), March 27, 1998.

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