Atlanta Rail Corridor Archive

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This image is of the octagonal Southern Railway Building which included exhibits of architectural drawings depicting some of the more prominent railroad stations across the country. The Southern Railway Building as included samples of tracks from…

Portrait of Lemuel P. Grant (1817-1893), an engineer, businessman, politician and philanthropist. In 1848, Grant became president of the Georgia Railway and later served as president of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Prior to the use of motorized trucks, mule carts were commonly used to distribute cargo transported long distances by rail. This single-mule cart is parked outside the Terminal Station waiting for a load.

View of the east facade of Terminal Station, located at the intersection of Mitchell and Spring Streets in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. A statue of Samuel Spencer, the first president of the Southern Railroad appears in the foreground.

View of railroad officials and members of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce celebrating the completion of Atlanta's last railroad with the arrival of the A. B. & A.'s first train in Atlanta, Georgia. Asa Candler appears in the center of this photo…

View of the exterior of the residence of Edward A. Werner, a freight agent for the Georgia Railroad, on Washington Street. In the right background is seen the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception completed in 1872.

View of the exterior of the residence of James Lorenzo Bell, a conductor for the Atlanta and West Point Railroad, on Windsor Street south of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Historical topographic map of Atlanta and the surrounding region. Surveyed in 1887-8, the map depicts extant belt line railroads in the Northside and Northeast segments of the Atlanta Beltline.

Panoramic map of 1892 Atlanta provides a detailed look at the city’s urban form and business environment of the period. In particular, the image shows the continued development of the transportation network that led to the belt line. In particular,…

Panoramic map of 1871 Atlanta provides a detailed look at the city’s urban form and business environment of the period. In particular, the image shows the beginnings of the transportation network that led to the development of the Belt Line around…