Flint River and Northeastern Railroad

The Flint River and Northeastern Railroad was incorporated on June 26, 1903, built in 1904 and operated 23 miles (37 km) between Pelham and Ticknor, Georgia, USA.[1][2][3] Originally operated by the Higgston Lumber Company, the railroad was purchased by the Thomas N. Baker Lumber Company in 1905, and the headquarters was moved from Pelham to Ticknor.[4]

Flint River and Northeastern Railroad
HeadquartersPelham, GA (1904-1905)
Ticknor, GA (1905- )
LocaleGeorgia, USA
Dates of operation1904 (1904)–1946 (1946)
Length23 miles (37 km)

On May 11, 1906, the railroad company was sold by the Thomas N. Baker Lumber Company to G.E. Smith; but the sale was mired in controversy surrounding unsettled claims at the time of sale that were brought before the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1911. The case brought by Baker against Smith was the result of Smith deducting the railroad company's preexisting and as yet unsettled debt from his payment to Baker. The court ruled in favor of Smith.[5]

The railroad was purchased by the Georgia Northern Railway in about 1910 and was operated as a subsidiary until 1946, when it was abandoned. In 1929, the Interstate Commerce Commission's proposal of railroad consolidations would have placed the railroad in the Illinois Central system.[6]


  1. ^ "Finance Docket 1320: Deficit Settlement With Flint River & Northeastern R.R.". Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States (Finance Reports) July-December, 1923. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. 1924. pp. 387–388 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Moody, John, ed. (1922). "Flint River & Northeastern R.R. Co.". Moody's Analyses of Investments and Security Rating Books: Railroad Investments. New York: Moody's Investors Service. pp. 546–547 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Thirty-Fourth Report of the Railroad Commission of Georgia. Atlanta, GA: The Franklin-Turner Company. 1906. p. 88 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Railway News: Flint River & Northeastern". The Railway and Engineering Review. Chicago. May 20, 1905. p. 385 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Baker v. Smith (135 Ga. 628)". The Southeastern Reporter. Vol. 69. St. Paul: West Publishing Co. 1911. pp. 239–242 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "I.C.C. Consolidation Plan". Railway Age. Vol. 87, no. 26. December 28, 1929. pp. 1469–1476.