B.V.&E. Jct.

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What does B.V.&E. Junction stand for on the Albany District?

-- Justin Dzan; Louisville, KY (jbdzan@aol.com), February 05, 2001


From the Richard E. Prince CofG book, "Buena Vista & Ellaville RR that operated a 30-mile line between Americus, Ga., and Buena Vista, was originally known as the Buena Vista Railroad that was organized in 1880. In 1885 the road was renamed Buena Vista & Ellaville RR that was completed by 1887. In 1888 this line was acquired by the Central and merged into the Savannah & Western RR that rebuilt the road which was extended an additional 35 miles westward to Columbus to form part of the principal line of the Central of Georgia Ry between Birmingham and Florida connections at Albany, Ga., via Columbus and Americus." The line was commonly referred to as "the BV&E."

-- David Payne (DavidCofGa@aol.com), February 05, 2001.

Not really sure but it must be one of two things. Either:

(1) Named for the company that originally built the line, The Buena Vista and Ellaville Railroad which commenced operations in 1889 or,

(2) Named for the towns of Buena Vista and Ellaville GA which are located between Americus and Columbus.

The reason I mention the second one is that during the CofG years and extending into the Southern years the junction was known as Hope. For whatever reason Southern renamed it BV&E Jct during the late 70's or early 80's. I'm not sure Southern would have reached back for a historical referance or not and may have opted to give it the abbreviated name of two local towns.

Maybe there are some others here that can fill in the gaps of information.

Bryan Smith

-- Bryan Smith (bsmith3608@aol.com), February 05, 2001.

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