Birmingham & Atlantic Railroad

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Talladega, AL

Years of Operation: 1890-1919

Predecessor Roads: Talladega & Coosa Valley

Successor Roads: none

Miles Operated: Main line: Talladega, AL to Pell City, AL, 22.9 miles; branches: Cook Junction to Kitson, 8.0 miles; Ragan to ore beds, 9.56 miles; Talladega to Weissinger, 3 miles. Trackage, East & West RR, Pell City to Coal City, AL, 7.0 miles.

Locomotives Owned: 

Equipment

4/30/1890 Locomotives: 5. Cars: 3 passenger, 2 baggage, etc., 25 flat, 2 box 23 coal, 7 coke, 2 caboose, 6 other.

6/30/1892: Locomotives: 4. Cars: 1 passenger, 1 box, 40 flat, 21 coal, 11 coke, 4 other.

6 30//1898: Locomotives: 4. Cars: 1 passenger, 20 flat, 3 coal, 2 caboose.

6/30/1902: Locomotives: 5. Cars: 1 passenger, 1 baggage, 8 flat, 59 coal, 26 ore, 7 miscellaneous.

6/30/1914: Locomotives: 4. Cars: 2 combination, 1 box, 4 coal.

12/31/1918: Locomotives: 2. Cars: 2 combination, 1 box, 4 coal.

 

 

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HISTORY by Gil Hoffman:

The Birmingham & Atlantic Railroad was incorporated in Alabama on October 20, 1890, as a reorganization of the Talladega & Coosa Valley Railroad. The company was controlled through stock ownership by the Northern Alabama Coal, Iron & Railway Company. The B&A completed a line from Renfroe to Cook Ore Mines, 10 miles, toward the end of 1890.

From at least 1908 through 1919, the company ran an increasing deficit. The entire railroad was abandoned in 1919.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

  

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

3

 

 

 

 

4-6-0

 

CS Ry.

 

3

 

1884

 

17x24

 

50

 

80000

 

Cincinnati Southern #65

Built 0-6-0 at Ludlow, KY Shops.

Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific #65,

in 1885.

Re. #565 in 1891.

Re. #507 in 1896.

Birmingham & Atlantic #3, on 3/27/1900.

 

Rebuilt to 4-6-0.

In service 6/30/1917.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Berrey-Reeves Lumber Co., Pine Belt, AL,

on 12/31/1919.

 

1st 7

 

4-6-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2249

 

8/1889

 

15x22

 

44

 

 

 

New.

 

Changed to std. gauge in 1889.

Birmingham & Atlantic #7, on 10/20/1890.

Dropped by 8/1907.

 

2nd 7

 

4-6-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2251

 

9/1889

 

18x24

 

54

 

105000

 

Atlanta & West Point #11

Re. #13.

Georgia Locomotive Co. #23.

Birmingham & Atlantic #7, in 8/1907.

 

In service 6/30/1917.

 

8

 

4-6-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2250

 

8/1889

 

15x22

 

44

 

 

 

New.

 

Changed to std. gauge in 1889.

Birmingham & Atlantic #8, on 10/20/1890.

Dropped by 6/30/1917.

 

9

 

4-4-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2248

 

8/1889

 

14x20

 

50

 

 

 

New.

 

Changed to std. gauge in 1889.

Birmingham & Atlantic #9, on 10/20/1890.

St. Louis, Kennett & Southeastern #40, Kennett, MO.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1740.

Nadawah Lumber Co. #9, Nadawah, AL,

on 11/24/1922.

 

10

 

4-6-0

 

New York

 

484

 

5/1889

 

16x24

 

 

 

 

 

Tucson, Globe & Northern #2,

Tucson, AZ. Not delivered.

Shipped by NYLW to:

Talladega & Coosa Valley #10, in 10/1889.

 

Birmingham & Atlantic #10, on 10/20/1890

Dropped by 6/30/1917.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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