locked Re: Birmingham Terminal Station - how was it accessed by various railroads
C J Wyatt
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Thanks Jason, that was pretty quick drawing.
On the 1935 map I could not tell that the Central of Georgia had its own line along side the AGS past Woodlawn. Thus the IC - CofGa connecting trains had a through move sort of like the SLSF - Southern ones.
Appreciate it. Now Birmingham Terminal Station operations are a bit clearer to me.
On Friday, October 8, 2021, 09:39:53 PM EDT, Jason Greene <jason.p.greene@...> wrote:
Try this out. It’s a rough drawing I just drew up for you.
Frisco to and from Memphis to the North.
IC came in on trackage rights on Frisco.
Southern to Columbus, MS (old Georgia Pacific) and Sheffield, AL (North Alabama line) to the North.
AGS thru the wye to Meridian and Chattanooga.
CG thru the wye to Birmingham. Crossing AGS.
SAL to Atlanta thru the wye and crossing AGS.
Southern from Atlanta used the AGS line from Irondale.
L&N did not go to Terminal but crossed the wye. Sloss also crossed the wye and the AGS had a yard inside the wye to serve downtown industries like Sloss.
IC, ABC, and SAL jointly owned the Birmingham Terminal which crossed under the AGS and L&N down near Union Station and 14th st to get to the SAL yard two blocks south of where the SAL crossed the AGS to access Terminal Station.
The other industrial lines also had trackage in the area. Plus the street car system. Birmingham was a spaghetti bowl of rail at its height.
On Oct 8, 2021, at 8:32 PM, C J Wyatt <cjwyatt@...> wrote: