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Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway

Mangum Street embankment (from center top to center bottom of image) of the AB&A railroad west of Downtown Atlanta. Factory with smokestacks at top is at NW corner Northside Drive (then Davis) and Thurmond - "Blue" parking lot as of 2012.

The Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway was formed in 1914 as a reorganization of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad, which had been created in 1905 to purchase the Montezuma, Georgia.

The railroad went into receivership in 1921 and was acquired by the Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad, which connected to their Louisville & Nashville Railroad division.

The Mangum Street embankment which ran north-south along Mangum Street (parallel to today's Northside Drive, but two blocks to the east), upon which trains reached the Atlanta terminus west of

  • , Vol. I. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing, 1921, pp. 70-71.History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama BiographyOwen, Thomas McAdory.

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  1. ^ (blog)Return to Atlanta"Before the Georgia Dome and World Congress Center",


The building was used as offices and passenger terminal for the AB&A in Atlanta is located at the corner of Fairlie and Walton Streets in downtown Atlanta. It is now used as offices for Central Atlanta Progress. The upper facade of the building retains the "Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic Railroad" stonework on two sides.


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