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Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad Photograph Collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS123

Scope and Contents of the Records

The photographs in this collection were taken on June 19, 1908, the occasion of the running of the “Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Special,” the first regular passenger train of the Atlanta Division of the Atlanta, Birmingham, and Atlantic Railroad. The photographs were taken by Abananza Studios of Atlanta, Georgia.


  • 1908 June 19


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

The Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway was formed in 1905 to purchase the Atlantic and Birmingham Railway and extend its track into Birmingham. The AB and A Railway consolidated with the A and B Railway in April of 1906 to form the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad. The company was reorganized under the name Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad in 1926.


20 image(s)



Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged alphabetically ccording to titles provided by staff.

Custodial History

Information about ownership or custody of the collection prior to purchase is not available.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Dean J. Poucher, 1975 (1975.374).

Related Archival Materials

Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast Railroad land grant documents, MSS 935f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

General Physical Description note

20 sepia photographic prints

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2006.

Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad Photograph Collection, 1908 June 19
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
July 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305