Western Railroad of Alabama
The Western Railway of Alabama (WRA) also seen as "WofA" (Steam Locomotives and History of the Georgia Railroad and West Point Route, Richard E. Prince) was created as the Western Railroad of Alabama by the owners of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad in 1860. It was built to further the M&WP's development West from Montgomery, Alabama to Selma, Alabama. When the line was finally constructed in 1870, the M&WP was merged into the WRA, creating a line from Selma to West Point, Georgia. It served Auburn, Alabama and connected in Opelika, Alabama to the Central of Georgia line from Columbus, Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama. Although it was partially owned by the Central of Georgia around the turn from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, it did not end up being owned by Norfolk Southern when that company came into existence due to the merger of the CofG's parent, the Southern Railway, and the Norfolk and Western Railway.
In the 1980s, the line and its sister railroads, the Atlanta and West Point Railroad and the Georgia Railroad, became part of the Family Lines System, along with the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Clinchfield Railroad. The lines were all later renamed Seaboard System Railroad, which in 1986 merged with the Chessie System to become CSX Transportation.
The WRA is still in full use for freight. Passenger service on this line ceased January 7, 1970. (Per George Harwood, Tampa, FL, who rode the final run that morning to Atlanta.)

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L&N Railroad in Baldwin County The history of Alabama and the development of its railroads are deeply intertwined. Beginning with the 1832 opening of the Tuscumbia ...
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The Western Railway of Alabama (WRA) was created as the Western Railroad of Alabama by the owners of the Montgomery and West Point Railroad in 1860.
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Western Railway of Alabama Photographic Roster.
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In 1854, the Western Rail Road of Alabama was chartered to build a line from Selma to Montgomery and a connection with the M&WP. Work was not completed ...
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A few A&WP/WofA/GARR diesels were delivered or repainted to Family Lines paint and, for a few months at least, they tended to stay close to home. Railroad: ...
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Western Railway of Alabama 4-8-2 "Mountain" Type Locomotives
The Western Railway of Alabama purchased two 4-8-2s from the American Locomotive Company in 1920 to pull its passenger trains. The "Mountains" were ...
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Data from "Locomotive Building," The Railroad Gazette, Vol XLII, No 23 (7 June 1907), p 784-785. The Western Railway of Alabama procured another Rogers ...
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East & West Railroad of Alabama. From: George F. Cram, Railroad and County Map of Georgia, 1887. Entire map is online at University of Alabama Map Library.
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(Trackage arrangements with the Western Railroad of Alabama - then a leased line - consummated on July 1, 1881, gave the L. & N. access to Selma via the Alabama River Bridge.) The Pensacola Railroad was an offshoot of the Alabama and ...
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Name of common carrier making this report '/ Western Railway Company of Alabama. 2. Date of organization ? March 5th 1883. 5. Tinder laws of what Government, State or Territory organized? If more than one, name all ; give reference to ...
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1f the jury believe, from the evidence, that the Western Railroad Company of Alabama, a corporation, had ceased to run and control the road known as the 'Western Railroad of Alabama,' before the occurrence of the injury complained ...
Report of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama
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The Illinois Central Railroad Company, J . R. Gaffney, and the Alabama Western Railroad Company, a d0m6sti0 corporation, were joined as defendants in the action. At the request of the plaintiff the court gave to the jury a special instruction, ...
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