Southern Railway Co. in Mississippi

Standard gauge

Headquarters: Mobile, AL

Years of Operation: 1894-1923

Predecessor road: Georgia Pacific

Successor road: Columbus & Greenville Ry

Miles Operated: 168 mile mainline

Locomotives Owned




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History by Tony Howe:

As the Richmond & Danville was being reorganized in 1894, they formed a new company called Southern Railway in Mississippi to take over the former Georgia Pacific trackage in Mississippi on August 30, 1894. The charter of the Southern Ry in Mississippi was amended on November 6, 1920 changing the name of the company to Columbus & Greenville Railroad and placed the company in receivership. The company was sold at receiver's sale on August 6, 1923, and renamed the Columbus & Greenville Railway.

For additional info see:

"Delta Route" by Louis Saillard published by Columbus & Greenville Ry 1981

The Southern depot at Dunleith is about the only high ground in the 1912 flood that hit the Mississippi Delta. 

Southern's depot at Mhoons Valley was typical of small-town stations across the country.

Southern Railway depot at West Point.

Pile driver PD-2 is actually lettered for Southern Ry in Miss.

Southern Railway caboose X893 at Columbus about 1915.

View looking south at the Columbus roundhouse.













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