This title is an alphabetical review of all of the railroads chartered in Georgia whether they were built and operated or not. It is all Black-and-White with smaller pictures and a paragraph or two about each company. Even with the presentation of limited data, there's still 156 pages because of the great number of railroads that were chartered in Georgia.
The state of Georgia has been called the railroad short line capital of the world. With lumber, granite and mable industries, many short line railroads were formed to transport these natural resources. And with defeat in the War Between the States and the carpetbagger legislature, many railroad charters were granted often with state financial aid, to fellow carpetbaggers who applied for them. Therefore, the number of short line railroads in Georgia was a very large number for a state its size.
Since 1833, there have been 346 railroads that operated at one time or another in the State of Georgia. Many of these lines were absorbed by larger or competitor railroads in the intervening decades, and the lineage of any particular track in the state can be difficult to track. After over 40 years of research, author and memorabilia collector Bob Hanson has compiled this thorough encyclopedia-style book covering the histories and operating areas for all 346 of Georgia's railroads. Illustrated with maps, photos, documents, and memorabilia, this book is a must-have for those interested in the lineage and history of railroading in the Peach State.
Contents:Introduction, pp. 4-9;Railroads of Georgia in alphabetical order, pp. 10-141;"Paper" Railroads of Georgia (all lines chartered), pp. 142-153;Sources, Bibliography, About the Author, pp. 154-156.
The Garbely Publishing Company, softcover, 156 pages, standard portrait format, Black-and-White photographs, maps and illustrations.