Georgia, Florida & Alabama Railway

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Georgia, Florida & Alabama Railway
Posted by ncandstl576 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:02 AM

Hi, I'm looking for information on the railroad that operated in my local area,  the Georgia, Florida & Alabama Railway, which was absorbed into the Seaboard Air Line in 1928. According to Richard E. Prince's book on SAL steam, the GF&A had its shops, roundhouse, and offices in Bainbridge, Georgia. Also according to Prince, the roundhouse had 9 stalls and a 65-foot turntable. Does anyone here have any other knowledge of the GF&A or photos they'd like to share?

Many thanks

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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:57 AM

Did you try looking this road up on Wikipedia? There are several entries there.

Johnny

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Posted by ncandstl576 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:32 PM

Deggesty

Did you try looking this road up on Wikipedia? There are several entries there.

 

I'm afraid the only entry I've found on the GF&A is one on a Supreme Court case involving a dispute between the railway and a flour milling company.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:51 AM

If you using Google to search for the Georgia, Florida & Alabama Railway, click on the "image" link under the box where you input the thing you are searching for, there should be quite a lot of results. hope this help!

https://www.google.com/search?q=Georgia,+Florida+%26+Alabama+Railway&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiuxYn12c7fAhXLA4gKHbBIDg0Q_AUIDigB&biw=1536&bih=750#imgrc=B9M07CjLmz-ByM:

Example:

Georgia, Florida & Alabama Railway 

 

1904 map and timetable

Source: https://railga.com/gfa04ttmap.html

 

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Posted by Deggesty on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:35 PM

Try this: railga.com/gfa.html

 

Johnny

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Posted by ncandstl576 on Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:59 AM

Thanks guys, this is a huge help!

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Posted by ncandstl576 on Friday, January 4, 2019 6:36 PM

There was a two-parter article on the GF&A in the 2nd and 3rd quarter 2011 issues of Lines South, the magazine of the ACL and SAL Historical Society. I just recently got my copies in the mail, and they're turning out to be a great help. 

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