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This may seem like a dumb question but I am very new to Southern Railway History:Where were the corporate headquarters located?

-- Andrew Callo (, July 15, 1999


The corporate headquarters was located in the Southern Railway Building at 15th & K Sts, NW, Washington ,DC. Most of the railroad operations were conducted from Atlanta, GA. The latter still serves Norfolk Southern.

-- Richard Fisher (, July 26, 1999.

The old southern office is still used in Atlanta now but very limited.It is on Spring Street and can get the exact address for you if you want it. I have been and still am employed on the old Southern RR. 12-26-72 Wayne

-- frecrick wayne eason (, February 10, 2001.

The Southern Railway Building @ 1500 St., NW, Washington, DC has been completely renovated & is now an office bldg. The lobby has been decorated to refect its early history -- very beautiful.

-- Linda Alexander (, April 07, 2003.

We have a gentleman, who is on up in his years, here in Alexander City who retired from the Southern in 1982 if I'm not mistaken. His name is Sim Wilbanks. He was a VP for Southern during his time there and his office was in D.C. He now owns the Financial Store in Alex City. I have spoken to him once and he is a wealth of knowledge!

-- Dale E. Burns (, April 14, 2003.

I came across this page via a web search for "Sim Wilbanks".

I'm saddened to report that Mr. Wilbanks passed away on April 13, 2004. He was 92, and took with him a treasure of information and wisdom, but left behind a great legacy of kindness and generosity.

There was a front-page article about his passing here:

and his obituary appeared here:

I do not know how long these links will remain active at the Alex City Outlook.

-- Ohm-Boy (, April 16, 2004.

i would like to how to et a eastment through southern property in spark ga it has been travel on for over fifty year but the buyer of my propery want a eastment to the proptery i would thank you for your answer sincerly clayton kelley

-- clayton kelley (, September 05, 2004.

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