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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Agreements must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Agreements, Ms2010-074, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Agreements were donated to Special Collections in 2003.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Agreements commenced and was completed in October 2010.
The Alabama Great Southern Railroad was established in 1877, through the reorganization of the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad. Controlling interest in the company was sold in 1890 to the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway and the Richmond and Danville Railroad, and the line eventually became part of the Southern Railway system.
This collection contains five legal agreements relating to the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company. Included are agreements for the joint use of rail lines with Georgia Pacific Railway; the Anniston & Cincinnati Railroad; and the Cahaba Coal Mining Company. Also included is an agreement with the Georgia Pacific and the South & North Alabama Railroad for the joint construction and operation of Union Passenger Station in Birmingham, Alabama; and a statement regarding an attempt by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad to circumvent its agreement with the constituent companies of the Queen and Crescent Route on passenger traffic rates.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
"Agreement: the Georgia Pacific Railway Company with the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company for Joint Use of 'Woodlawn-Bessemer Branch' at Birmingham, Ala.," 1887.
"Agreement for Construction and Operation of Union Passenger Station, Birmingham, Ala.," 1887.
"Memorandum of Agreement Between the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company... and the Anniston & Cincinnati Railroad Company...," 1887.
Statement regarding agreement between constituent lines of the Queen and Crescent Route and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad regarding passenger traffic rates, 1888.
Agreement with Cahaba Coal Mining Company for joint-use lease of line from Blocton to Woodstock, Alabama, 1890.