Gadsden & Attalla Union Railway

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Gadsden, AL

Years of Operation: 1890-1901

Predecessor Roads: none

Successor Roads: none

Miles Operated: Main line: Gadsden, AL to Attalla, AL, 6 miles. Black Creek Falls Branch: Junction to Black Creek Falls, 5.25 miles total, 11.25 miles.

Locomotives Owned: 5

Equipment

6/30/1892: Locomotives: 5. Cars: 8 passenger, 2 baggage, 2 freight.

6 30//1894: Locomotives: 4. Cars: 10 passenger, 2 baggage, 2 flat, 2 other.

6/30/1896: Locomotives: 4. Cars: 10 passenger, 2 baggage, 2 flat, 2 other.

4/30/1901. Locomotives: 4. Cars: 12 passenger.

 

 

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HISTORY by Gil Hoffman:

The Gadsden & Attalla Union Railway was chartered on March 29, 1890, and the main line from Gadsden to Attalla built in 1890, with the branch completed in 1891. J. M. Elliott, Jr., of Gadsden, was president of the railroad. 

The Alabama City, Gadsden & Attalla Railroad was organized under a special act of the Alabama Legislature of 1900, and acquired the Gadsden & Attalla Union Railway, which had been sold under foreclosure on March 20, 1901. It was purchased by the bondholders who conveyed the property to the new company. J. M. Elliott, Jr. was also president of the reorganized company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

  

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

2

 

0-4-2TB

 

Baldwin

 

8192

 

10/1886

 

10x14

 

35

 

24000

 

C. E. James & Co. #2, Chattanooga, TN

Motor type

Gadsden & Attalla Union Ry. #2, on ?

Baldwin class 6-14_ C 26

 

 

Elliott Car Co., Gadsden, AL

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Fowl River Lbr. Co., Delchamps, AL, in 1902.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Dunham & Robinson, Quadrate, LA,

on 11/8/1912.

 

?

 

0-4-2TB

 

Baldwin

 

8686

 

7/1887

 

10x14

 

35

 

24000

 

East Lake Land Co. #4, Birmingham, AL.

Cancelled and resold to:

Memphis, Greenwood & Prospect Park R.R. #1, Memphis, TN

Motor type.

Gadsden & Attalla Union Ry., by 4/1891.

Baldwin class 6-14_ C 38

 

Chadbourn Lumber Co. #4, Chadbourn, NC

Conway Sea Shore R.R., Conway, SC

Conway Coast & Western R.R., Conway, SC, in 7/1904.

Gardner & Lacey Lumber Co., Georgetown, SC

Winyah Lumber Co., Georgetown, SC,

by 8/1909.

 

?

 

0-4-2TB

 

Baldwin

 

9481

 

9/1888

 

10x14

 

35

 

24000

 

Vine Street Motor Ry. #2 R. G. Tileston, Kansas City, MO

Motor type.

Gadsden & Attalla Union Ry., by 1/1892.

Baldwin class 6-14_ C 53

 

No record.


 

 

 

 

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