Alabama Great Southern Railroad Comany Agreements

A Guide to the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Agreements, 1887-1890 Ms.2010.074


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John M. Jackson

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2010.074
Title
Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Agreements1887-1890
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00722.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains five legal agreements of the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company, relating to the use of routes and facilities and the issue of joint passenger traffic rates.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Agreements, Ms2010-074, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Agreements were donated to Special Collections in 2003.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Agreements commenced and was completed in October 2010.


Historical Note

The Alabama Great Southern Railroad was established in 1877, through the reorganization of the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad. Controlling interest in the company was sold in 1890 to the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway and the Richmond and Danville Railroad, and the line eventually became part of the Southern Railway system.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains five legal agreements relating to the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company. Included are agreements for the joint use of rail lines with Georgia Pacific Railway; the Anniston & Cincinnati Railroad; and the Cahaba Coal Mining Company. Also included is an agreement with the Georgia Pacific and the South & North Alabama Railroad for the joint construction and operation of Union Passenger Station in Birmingham, Alabama; and a statement regarding an attempt by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad to circumvent its agreement with the constituent companies of the Queen and Crescent Route on passenger traffic rates.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Agreements by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Agreements,
  • "Agreement: the Georgia Pacific Railway Company with the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company for Joint Use of 'Woodlawn-Bessemer Branch' at Birmingham, Ala.,"
    1887
  • "Agreement for Construction and Operation of Union Passenger Station, Birmingham, Ala.,"
    1887
  • "Memorandum of Agreement Between the Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company... and the Anniston & Cincinnati Railroad Company...,"
    1887
  • Statement regarding agreement between constituent lines of the Queen and Crescent Route and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad regarding passenger traffic rates,
    1888
  • Agreement with Cahaba Coal Mining Company for joint-use lease of line from Blocton to Woodstock, Alabama,
    1890