The western railway of alabama wroa traces its heritage back to the montgomery rail road company chartered on january 15, 1834. Eastern alabama railway, llc 24 hill road sylacauga, al 35151 emergency phone number 866 5273499. Y and western railway of alabama menu search 18004trains cart about us. Western railway of alabama news newspapers books scholar jstor september 2014 learn how and when to remove this template message. Chasing john henry in alabama and mississippi ibiblio. Railroad decals accessories show categories default category applied filters.
Until we can obtain the items the local health officials say we need to reopen the retail store the western depots retail store will remain closed. Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept north american commerce on the rails since the. During 1835 and into 1836 the lines survey work was completed while actual construction commenced on march 1, 1836. He was a renselleareducated civil engineer who made a career of railroad design and construction. The western railway of alabama wra also seen as wofa was created as the western. Search and apply omnitrax omnitrax shipping by rail. Feb 16, 2014 the third model is the western railway of alabama 40foot ps1 box car. This book has a wealth of information for modelling scenes of the old wild west. We handle all books with white gloves no fingerprints on your book. In this issue of the guide there appears a fullpage advertisement touting the new crescent as. Get the best deals on collectible railroad rule books 1967 when you shop the largest online selection at. Their connection with the second oldest railroad in alabama places them within a long and often tumultuous historical context. Map of the northeastern united states showing drainage, counties, cities and towns, and the railroad network.
Once considered by david morgan of trains magazine to be the all american railroad, but not selected because of its short 225mile length, it had fullblown passenger and freight operations. Planning mill wall and elevator detail, section, and truss detail western railway of alabama montgomery rail shops, 701 north perry street, montgomery, montgomery haer al 186 sheet 6 of. The first series of 110 cars, constructed by pullmanstandards bessemer, alabama. Historic american engineering record, creator, cook and laurie contractors, roberts and schaefer contractors, montgomery rail road, montgomery and west point railroad, western rail road of alabama, western railway of alabama, et al. Western and atlantic railroad university of alabama. Western railway of alabama steam pile driver at camak, ga.
History of the great western railway by macdermot abebooks. Over the next century, railroads tied the various parts of the state together. The abs consists of 103 miles of track running east from artesia, mississippi, to brookwood, alabama. Train tracks of the western railway of alabama approaching union station in downtown montgomery, alabama. The registered agent on file for this company is c t corporation system and is located at 2 north jackson st. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. Railroad maps, 1828 to 1900, available online, 1880 to 1889. The companys filing status is listed as merged and its file number is 019889. The western railway of alabama shops, where, for almost 140 years, up to 700 skilled laborers could and usually did make everything the. Pulpwood car of the western railway of alabama, probably in a. You can find model trains locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, and train sets from walthers applied filters. Once considered by david morgan of trains magazine to. See more ideas about westerns, alabama and rolling stock.
Western railway of alabama memorabilia value guide. About 700 railroads operate common carrier freight service in the united states. When built, the western railway of alabama shops at. Western railway of alabama acquired two series of 40foot ps1s beginning in 1952. Morning sun books 1626 grand trunk western power in color vol. After this point the west point route remained on the books until 1986 when it. Maps showing the boston hoosac tunnel and western railway with its eastern and western connections. Bnsf railway bnsf canadian national railway cn through its subsidiary illinois central railroad ic csx transportation csxt norfolk southern railway ns including its subsidiaries alabama great southern railroad ags and central of georgia railroad. Photos tend to be dark,as in a lot of american railroad books and the colour section at the back is near. May 4, 2018 abandoned western railway of alabama caboose, located along hwy 31, south of montgomery, alabama.
The western railway of alabama is an alabama domestic corporation filed on march 22, 1883. The track south of flomaton, alabama is now owned by the alabama and gulf coast railway. This is a look at the western railway of alabama montgomery shops. This book chronicles the genesis and alltoobrief existence of one of canadas greatest early railways, the great western railway of canada 18531882, a major precursor to the canadian national rail system. Includes a site plan and drawings of the planing mill, paint shop and car shed. Western railway of alabama montgomery rail shops, 701 north. Their connection with the second oldest railroad in alabama. The western railway of alabama started operations in 1883 and stopped service in 2002 for a total period of operations of 119 years. Csxt ex western railway of alabama 14panel rib side hopper 2pack road numbers. He lived in dothan, al, 19621995, where he was a member of first methodist church and a founding member of the wiregrass society for railway history in 1967. Csxths fallen flags csx transportation historical society. Railroads, the pioneers building americas transportation backbone, and more. A detailed and comparative analysis of all the leading railways, from the investors point of view. Home alabama photographs and pictures collection train tracks of the western railway of alabama approaching union station in downtown.
The western railway of alabama wra was created by the owners of the montgomery and west point railroad in 1854. Wra western railway of alabama locomotive roster railroad. The alabama southern railroad abs began operations on november 20, 2005 when watco leased the railroad from the kansas city southern. The heart of the south along the line of the atlanta. Browse our images of rail series, which showcases the history of railroads, trolleys, and transportation during the 19th and 20th centuries. In 189091, the railroad built 57 miles of track between meldrim and lyons and purchased the chattanooga, rome and columbus railroad, savannah, dublin and western short line railway, and savannah, griffin and north alabama railroad. Collectible railroad rule books 1967 for sale ebay. Thereafter western railway of alabama filed in this court a petition for a writ of mandamus or other appropriate writ, ordering and directing the hon.
Robert hansons book, the west point route, points out that it was envisioned to construct a new line from montgomery to just across the georgia state line at west point along the chattahoochee river. Western railway of alabama western railway of alabama. Alabama photographs and pictures collection add or remove collections home alabama photographs and pictures collection train tracks of the western railway of alabama approaching union station in downtown montgomery. Jason kirkland eastern alabama railway, llc 252 2491196. Crescent had been completely reequipped with new streamlined equipment from pullmanstandard in 1949. The first series of 110 cars, constructed by pullmanstandards bessemer, alabama plant, were delivered in 1952 as part of ps lot 8021 this lot was for a total of 160 total cars, and. In an action in a state court for damages under the federal employers liability act, the trial court sustained a general demurrer to the complaint and dismissed the.
Included in this book are photographs and diagrams illustrating the gwrs equipment, some railway stations, its network, shipping and air services, and bus operations, including western national. Value of railroad antiques from western railway of alabama. Montgomery rail road organized in 1854, and its successors taken over by western rail road of alabama in 1870. Alabama photographs and pictures collection add or remove collections home alabama photographs and pictures collection pulpwood car of the western railway of alabama, probably in a rail yard in montgomery, alabama. The third model is the western railway of alabama 40foot ps1 box car. Abandoned western railway of alabama caboose, located. Beginning with the 1832 opening of the tuscumbia railway in franklin county, the states railroads solved transportation problems and created opportunities for schemers and legitimate businessmen alike. Note, this may be tom hoffmanns slide in putas collection. Train tracks of the western railway of alabama approaching.
Western railway of alabama rolling stock photographic roster. The csx transportation historical society was organized for the purpose of collecting, disseminating, and preserving the history of csx as both a railroad and a corporation. Nyc 2933 western new york railway historical society nyc 2933 western new york railway historical society nyc 2941 examtk 5682, expc, neenyc budd 56seat coach. Built 11905, builder number 6259, as milstead railroad 104. The awp and the western railway of alabama had financial backing from the. Today, the great western railway of canada is a littleknown historic line, overlooked even by many railway. Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on todays freight railroads, passenger service amtrak, locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan opportunities tourist railroads, fan trips, and great railroad photography. Coaling tower elevations western railway of alabama. We can take internet or phone orders for curb side pickup at our. The western railway of alabama classic streamliners.680 689 687 1612 340 640 46 628 1025 173 1329 269 786 1315 366 776 374 236 561 1011 669 106 1181 437 408 728 1392 1542 1090 1089 719 518 691 830 82 1139 247 1420 249 530 1325 1478 407 133 534