Ardmore-Oliver cutoff : LUSENET : Central of Georgia Railway Historical Soc : One Thread

I was wondering if anyone knows the approximate year that Central of Georgia (or Southern) built the line from the Central of Georgia line at Oliver to the former Savannah & Atlanta line at Ardmore. Any responses would be appreciated. Thanks, James

-- James A. Brown (, August 21, 2003


The 1 1/2 miles from Central Jct is still being used by NS to serve a couple of industries. It's been several years, but the last time I looked the track was still in place west of the 1 1/2 mile active point for a little ways, but heavily overgrown. NS for a while was using this portion to store cars, mostly TTX flats.

-- Jared Blocker (, December 15, 2003.


The cut-off track, about 4 miles in length, between the CofGa mainline at Oliver and the S&A mainline at Ardmore was placed in service September 1, 1962. That cut-off resulted in the abandonment of the CofGa mainline from a point 1 1/2 miles west of Central Junction to Oliver, and the abandonment of the S&A mainline between Sylvania and Waynesboro.

Allen Tuten

-- Allen Tuten (, August 21, 2003.

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