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Imfo. on charter of A&W RR Date and officers. G&F RR date chartered and what short lines finally were taken in to make complete road from Augusta to Madison? How far did G&F go into South Carolina? Any hely on these two roads would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Tom Reynolds

-- Tom Reynolds (, September 10, 1999


The Greenwood extension of the G&F was opened on June 1, 1929. Sorry for the omission of the year on the earlier posting.

-- Robert H. Hanson (, September 10, 1999.

The Augusta & Waynesboro RR was chartered on December 31, 1838, and completed between Augusta and Millen, Ga., in 1852. The name of the company was changed to the Augusta & Savannah RR on February 16, 1856.

The Georgia & Florida Railway was chartered July 7, 1907 and purchased the Augusta & Florida Railway, The Atlantic & Gulf Short Line, the Millen & Southeastern RR, the Hazelhurst Division of the Ocilla & Valdosta RR, the Douglas, Augusta & Gulf Ry, the Nashville & Sparks RR, and the Valdosta Southern Ry, effective August 8, 1907. The previously named companies began operating as the Georgia & Florida Railway on October 1, 1907, and were connected by newly constructed track and operated as a single entity on July 1, 1910.

The G&F purchased the Sparks Western Ry on December 4, 1910, and the Augusta Southern RR on Octover 31, 1919. The Statesboro Northern RR was purchased in 1924.

The G&F built an extension to Greenwood, SC, which was opened on June 1 of that year.

Bob Hanson

-- Robert H. Hanson (, September 10, 1999.

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