Savannah and Western Railroad

The Savannah and Western Railroad is a historic railroad that was located in Georgia.

The S&W was incorporated in 1885, and acquired property in 1888 through a consolidation of seven different railroads owned by the Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia. These included:

Following the consolidation, the S&W operated about 400 miles of track between Americus and Birmingham while passing through Columbus.

In 1890–91, the railroad built 57 miles of track between Meldrim and Lyons and purchased the Chattanooga, Rome and Columbus Railroad, Savannah, Dublin and Western Short Line Railway, and Savannah, Griffin and North Alabama Railroad. In 1894, the S&W ran into financial trouble and the CR&C was split off and returned to its original owners. The remaining part of the S&W was then taken over by the newly reorganized Central of Georgia Railway in 1895.[1]


  1. ^ "The Savannah and Western Railroad Company and the Columbus and Western Railway Company – Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society". Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society. Retrieved 8 August 2021.