Waynesboro & Augusta

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Where did the Waynesboro & Augusta, which was leased to the C of G in 1862 orginate? In Augusta of Branch off of the C of G at what is now Millen? Does anyone have picture of Little Nancy Hanks that ran from Augusta to Millen meeteig the Big Nancy at Millen and then continue to Savannah?

-- tOM rEYNOLDS (TLAZEAR@EMAIL.msn.CON), October 30, 1999


The Augusta & Waynesboro Railroad was chartered on December 31, 1838, and completed between Augusta and Milln, a distance of 53.4 miles, in 1852. The name of the road was changed to Augusta & Savannah Railroad on February 16, 1854. It was leased to the Centrall Rail Road & Banking Company of Georgia in 1862, and that lease passed to the reorganized Central of Georgia Railway on October 24, 1895. The A&S lost its identity in the Central of Georgia reorganization of 1948 although the charter was not surrendered dor the company officially dissolved until June 4, 1953.

Robert H. Hanson

-- Robert H. Hanson (RHanson669@aol.com), November 02, 1999.

Group, I really goofed and apologize. The photos I have are not of the Little Nancy, but instead are of the old day locals Nos. 1 and 2 at Wadley in 1949. Yes they are behind E7s but no, they ain't the Little Nancy. Sorry for the false alarm and confusion. I am now writing on the blackboard 100 times, "I WILL NOT POST MESSAGES BASED ON MY INCREASINGLY RUSTY MEMORY BUT NEXT TIME WILL CHECK PHOTOS FIRST BEFORE OPENING MOUTH."

-- Larry Goolsby (LGoolsby@aphsa.org), November 02, 1999.

I have a photo of the Little Nancy behind an E7.

-- Larry Goolsby (LGoolsby@aphsa.org), November 01, 1999.

Nos. 5 & 6 operating between Savannah and Augusta were discontinued on July 31, 1952, per the "List of Central of Georgia Passenger Trains Discontinued Since Dec. 31, 1950" prepared Savannah, Georgia, September 20, 1967.

-- David Payne (DavidCofGa@aol.com), October 31, 1999.

Tom, While Allen and I were at the Jack Martin show in Atlanta this past August an interesting question came up. A guy came by the table and said that the Little Nancy was discontinued in 1948. I recall reading that it ended in 1952. He also made the statement that he had never seen a photo of this train pulled by a diesel. I began to wonder if diesels were used to pull this train. All the photo's I've seen show it with steam power. I know the print by Robert Karsten, "Georgia Thoroughbreds", shows a GP-7 at the head of this train in Millen. Was the painting done from a photo or did the artist use artistic license? Todd Horton

-- Todd Horton (Centga@aol.com), October 30, 1999.

The late artist, Robert Karstens, painted several commissioned works for The Trainmaster of Montgomery (an excellent hobby shop). One of his best paintings, "Georgia Thoroughbreds," shows The Nancy Hanks and The Little Nancy meeting at Millen, Georgia. I was priveleged to serve as consultant on most of his commissions, and this is defintely one of my favorites! Give Charles Britton (at The Trainmaster)a call to inquire as to the availability of prints. -Tom Alderman

-- Tom Alderman (Topa12283@aol.com), October 30, 1999.

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