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Transportation Company - Abbeville Southern - Railroad
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Company NameAbbeville Southern
Year Founded1893
Successor/ParentBay Line (Details)
CountryUnited States (Details)
Source of TextBluford Shops
Text Credit URLLink

Company History: The Abbeville Southern was built in 1893 to link Abbeville, Alabama in the southeast corner of the state to a connection with the Alabama Midland at Abbeville Junction (later renamed Grimes) about 6 miles northwest of Dothan and 27 miles from Abbeville. The railroad was built and managed by Alabama Midland (itself, part of the Plant System by this time.) It had no turntables or wyes. The locomotive faced Abbeville and would run in reverse to Grimes. In 1901, Atlantic Coast Line bought control of the Plant System, including the Abbeville Southern. Today, this route is part of the Bay Line Railroad.
Successor/Parent History:
The Bay Line Railroad (reporting mark BAYL) is one of several short line railroad companies owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. It operates between Panama City, Florida, and Dothan, Alabama, including a branch from Grimes to Abbeville, Alabama, reached via trackage rights on CSX's Dothan Subdivision between Dothan and Grimes. The line interchanges with CSX's P&A Subdivision at Cottondale, Florida, and their Dothan Subdivision at the trackage rights section near Dothan, Alabama. It also interchanges with the Chattahoochee Bay Railroad in Dothan.

BAYL was acquired by G&W in 2005. A wide variety of commodities are carried, including aggregates, brick, cement, chemicals, coal, food and feed products, forest products, metallic ores and minerals, steel, and scrap.
Brief History:
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Item created by: gdm on 2022-07-25 09:11:36

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