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I am interested in obtaining photos of the construction of the Birmingham Atlantic Railroad before and after 1909. This rail line was later bought out by ACL and this railroad had a monument erected in Highland, Alabama as the highest point of a southern railroad.Can you direct me as to how I might acquire photos of the different locations along this railroad during its construction years? The tracks are now owned and operated by SCX. Any info would be appreciated..........................Thanks

-- Alvis L Jenkins (AlvisFromFl@WebTV.Net), May 20, 2001


This line was built by the Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic RR. In 1927 the AB&A became the Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast; in 1946 the AB&C became the Western Division of the Atlantic Coast Line. The Manchester, Ga.-Birmingham line of the old AB&C is now the Lineville Subdivision of CSX. The marker was erected by ACL in 1950 and notes that Highland was the highest point on the ACL.

My book, "Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast," published last year, has several AB&A construction photos. It is available from the ACL & SAL Historical Society, P. O. Box 325, Valrico, FL 33595-0325, for $34.95 plus $3.50 shipping. For more information go to the ACL & SAL HS web site at

-- Larry Goolsby (, May 21, 2001.

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