Atlantic Short Line Railway

The Atlantic Short Line Railway was chartered on May 24, 1890,[2] and formed on December 9, 1892, from the failed Macon and Atlantic Railway. Leadership consisted of John R. Young, president, W.C. Hartridge, secretary and treasurer, and J.T. Millen, general superintendent.[3] It managed to build a 29-mile (47 km) stretch of railroad east out of Brewton, Georgia, (spelled Bruton at the time) before going bankrupt. Allegations arose that the railway's directors sought to defraud investors by enabling a monopoly of rail transportation in Georgia led by Southern Railway.[4] It was sold to the Central of Georgia Railway[citation needed] in 1896 and reorganized as the Bruton and Pineora Railway in 1897.

Atlantic Short Line Railway
LocaleGeorgia, USA
Dates of operation1892 (1892)–1896 (1896)
PredecessorMacon and Atlantic Railway
SuccessorBruton and Pineora Railway
Length29 mi (47 km)[1]


  1. ^ Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. December 6, 1897. p. 192 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Thomas, Henry W. (1895). Digest of the Railroad Laws of Georgia. Atlanta, Georgia: Franklin Printing and Publishing Company. p. 267 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Poor's Directory of Railway Officials. New York: Poor's Railroad Manual. 1895. p. 116 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Sale Will Occur: Atlantic Short Line Will be Sold at Swainsboro Today". The Atlanta Constitution. Atlanta, GA. December 17, 1896. p. 3 – via