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Central of Georgia passenger trains

By | October 28, 2022

Images of passenger service on the "Right Way"

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Steam locomotive on long passenger train

Central of Georgia passenger trains

Steam locomotive on long passenger train
Seminole
4-8-4 458 with Chicago–Florida Seminole taking siding at Winburn, Ala., March 1950. Photo by Hugh M. Comer
Steam locomotive on long passenger train
Sailors view streamlined passenger train
Man O’ War
Atlanta–Columbus, Ga., Man O’ War on display at Fort Benning before entering service, 1947. Photo by Classic Trains coll.
Sailors view streamlined passenger train
Smoking steam locomotive on passenger train
Train 2
4-8-2 473 with Birmingham–Macon local train 2 at Irondale, Ala., 1946. Photo by Hugh M. Comer
Smoking steam locomotive on passenger train
Diesel powered passenger train on curve in urban area
Nancy Hanks II
E7 801 with Atlanta–Savannah Nancy Hanks II turning on wye at Atlanta before departure, 1948. Photo by James G. La Vake
Diesel powered passenger train on curve in urban area
Men in suites sit in observation car
Man O’ War
Visitors and CofG officials in Atlanta–Columbus, Ga., Man O’ War’s tavern-observation car at Columbus before entering service, June 1947. Photo by CofG
Men in suites sit in observation car
Diesel locomotive with four passenger cars on elevated curve
Nancy Hanks II
E7 808 with Atlanta–Savannah Nancy Hanks II exhibition consist at Atlanta, July 1947. Photo by Walter M. Pharr
Diesel locomotive with four passenger cars on elevated curve
Rear of passenger train on curve by yard with signals
Southland
Chicago–Florida Southland arriving Atlanta, late 1940s. Photo by L. A. McLean
Rear of passenger train on curve by yard with signals
Crowd forms on platform for train's arrival
Nancy Hanks II
E7 808 with Atlanta–Savannah Nancy Hanks II exhibition consist at Millen, Ga., July 1947. Photo by Truman Blasingame
Crowd forms on platform for train's arrival
Diesel-powered passenger trains exiting elevated station
Man O’ War
E7 801 with Atlanta–Columbus, Ga., Man O’ War departing Atlanta, 1957. Photo by Shelby Lowe
Diesel-powered passenger trains exiting elevated station
Rear of passenger train passing signal
Nancy Hanks II
Savannah–Atlanta Nancy Hanks II arriving Atlanta, late 1940s. Photo by L.A. McLean
Rear of passenger train passing signal
Steam locomotive with passenger train
Train 2
4-8-2 488 with Birmingham–Columbus–Macon local train 2 at Weems, Ala., September 1948. Photo by F. E. Ardrey Jr.
Steam locomotive with passenger train
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Nancy Hanks II
E7 804 with Savannah–Atlanta Nancy Hanks II approaching Atlanta at Forrest Park, Ga., late 1940s. Photo by David W. Salter
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Diesel locomotive with five passenger cars
 
Diesel locomotive with five passenger cars
Two diesel locomotives with passenger train on high fill
Seminole
E8s 812 and 811 with Chicago–Florida Seminole 5 miles north of Opelika, Ala., February 1955. Photo by J. P. Lamb Jr.
Two diesel locomotives with passenger train on high fill
Interior of coach passenger car
Nancy Hanks II
Interior of coach for Savannah–Atlanta Nancy Hanks II, 1947. Photo by CofG
Interior of coach passenger car
Two diesel locomotives and three passenger cars on high steel bridge
Seminole
Two E8s (led by No. 812) with Chicago–Florida Seminole crossing Hatchett Creek near Goodwater, Ala., November 1968. Photo by Don Phillips
Two diesel locomotives and three passenger cars on high steel bridge
Steam locomotive with passenger train at speed on curve
Flamingo
4-8-2 483 with Florida–Cincinnati Flamingo on Byron Hill near Macon, Ga., 1947. Photo by Hugh M. Comer
Steam locomotive with passenger train at speed on curve
Diesel powered passenger train departing elevated station
Nancy Hanks II
E7 801 with Atlanta–Savannah Nancy Hanks II departing Terminal Station, Atlanta, April 1948. Photo by James G. La Vake
Diesel powered passenger train departing elevated station
Interior of passenger car compartment
Nancy Hanks II
Women’s lounge in Nancy Hanks II coach, 1947. Photo by CofG
Interior of passenger car compartment
Diesel powered passenger train by semaphore signals
Dixie Flyer
Two E7s with Florida–Chicago Dixie Flyer departing Macon, late 1940s. Photo by Rail Photo Service
Diesel powered passenger train by semaphore signals

All through November 2022, Classic Trains editors are celebrating the Central of Georgia Railroad. For this article, please enjoy Central of Georgia passenger trains in images selected from Kalmbach Media’s David P. Morgan Library.

This article was first published in December 2017.

6 thoughts on “Central of Georgia passenger trains

  1. Thank you very much for posting these priceless photos of the Central of Georgia. They are a real treasure trove of information for a CG modeler and historian. Please post more in the future when you come across more.

  2. My grandfather was a porter on the Seminole – retiring after 47 years CofG and surviving a boiler explosion resulting from an accident.

  3. I found it “disturbing” (closest word I can think of) that in my 1954 Guide, the fine-print note that “Seats Reserved for White Passengers Only”, on trains like Nancy Hank (and others in the South) even though I grew up in that time period but never witnessed such blatant, lawful, out-right, and acceptable segregation in white-bread small town Iowa. I found it “disturbing” even though I was a history teacher and have seen pics of “Whites Only” and “Colored Only” drinking fountains, entrances, etc. How utterly senseless.

    1. Michael:

      You have to understand that in the racially segregated south many rules were in effect, such as dining cars had small section for “colored” passengers, including having curtains between the “white” and “colored” parts of the dining cars, usually on the kitchen end. No, it was not equal, but it was the way it was.

      As information, the PRR ordered 17 seat coaches (not Jim Crow) for their trains that traveled south of Washington, DC.

      Ed Burns

  4. Very nice of ya’ll to put these CofG photos for us to see. I did not get to see steam but the other photos bring back great memories. I believe the Augusta, Georgia museum has in its collections the “Little Nancy” tail sign. Train ran from Augusta to Millan, Georgia connecting with the Atlanta-Savannah “Nancy Hanks”. Thanks again for the lovely photos.

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