Macon - Atlanta, a missing railroad?

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Macon - Atlanta, a missing railroad?
Posted by daveklepper on Monday, June 29, 2020 10:05 AM

The map in the Georgia Railroad story shows no rail line beteween these two cities.

Why?

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, June 29, 2020 10:21 AM

Open Railway Map shows at least two lines between Atlanta & Macon.  The map to which you are referring may be an advertising map so not every connecting line is going to be shown.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, June 29, 2020 10:27 AM

Thanks.  Probably a map produced by the Georgia Railroad itself and not by a Kalmbach mapper.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Monday, June 29, 2020 1:10 PM

The Georgia did not have a mainline from Atlanta to Macon. Macon was on a GA branchline, and could be accessed only via a junction at Camak, on the Atlanta-Augusta mainline (which was the only GA mainline). Camak (NE of Milledgeville) is located about 3/4 of the way from Atlanta to Augusta. The Macon Branch, as it was called, goes through Milledgeville on the way to Macon. If you look at a Georgia state map, you'll see it's a very round-about way to go from Atlanta to Macon. You'd be going very far east, then turning right about 135 degrees and heading a long distance southwest.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:39 PM

Lithonia Operator
The Georgia did not have a mainline from Atlanta to Macon. Macon was on a GA branchline, and could be accessed only via a junction at Camak, on the Atlanta-Augusta mainline (which was the only GA mainline). Camak (NE of Milledgeville) is located about 3/4 of the way from Atlanta to Augusta. The Macon Branch, as it was called, goes through Milledgeville on the way to Macon. If you look at a Georgia state map, you'll see it's a very round-about way to go from Atlanta to Macon. You'd be going very far east, then turning right about 135 degrees and heading a long distance southwest.

In the CSX days the former Georgia Railroad line from Camak now ends at Milledgeville with a connection to the NS for the power plant at Plant Harllee.  When I worked the territory Plant Harllee would get two or three coal trains a week - that business no longer exists according to my sources.

Many people confuse the Central of Georgia and the Georgia Railroad - they are not the same company's.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:15 AM

Why is the CofG Atlanta - Macon connection missing from the GRR nap?

Dumb to me!

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:33 PM

daveklepper
Why is the CofG Atlanta - Macon connection missing from the GRR nap?

Dumb to me!

Company maps rarely identified the competition.

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Posted by Deggesty on Friday, July 3, 2020 8:03 AM

BaltACD

 

 
daveklepper
Why is the CofG Atlanta - Macon connection missing from the GRR nap?

Dumb to me!

 

Company maps rarely identified the competition.

 

Nor did they show where they had trackage rights--and they usually showed little curvature (the IC did give a better indication of how its tracks wandered about).

Johnny

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