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Railroad History & Preservation - Southeast

This page provides a directory of railroad historical societies, railway preservation groups, and websites offering a history of railroads in the Southeastern USA.

Amazon.com Railroad History Books - Thousands of new, used, and out-of-print railroad history books

Atlantic & East Carolina Railway - 95-mile railroad that ran between Goldsboro and Morehead City, North Carolina

Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society - Company store, Q&A forum, and quarterly magazine

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Blue Ridge Chapter, NRHS - Lynchburg, Virginia

Bridges, Stations & Tunnels - Guide to the earliest, longest, highest, and largest railroad structures

Bulls Gap Railroad Museum - Extensive collection of railroad memorabilia in East Tennessee, including books, pictures, and tools from the Southern Railway; Bulls Gap, Tennessee

C&WC Sketchbook - History of the Charleston and Western Carolina Railway, its depots, and the communities it served in South Carolina and Georgia

Carolina Clinchfield Chapter, NRHS - Focuses on the history and operations of the Clinchfield Railroad and its successors

Central Florida Chapter, NRHS - Operates the Central Florida Railroad Museum in Winter Garden, Florida

Central of Georgia Railway Historical Society - Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Central of Georgia Railway and its affiliated companies

Charleston Chapter, NRHS - Participates in activities related to the Best Friend of Charleston, sponsors excursions, visits other museums, and assists with the functions of the South Carolina Railroad Museum

Chattahoochee Valley Railway - Served cotton mills along the Chattahoochee River from 1897 to 1992; West Point, Georgia

Coastal Heritage Society - Maintains the Roundhouse Railroad Museum with a focus on steam engines, belt-driven machinery, locomotives, railroad rolling stock, and model railroad layouts; Savannah, Georgia

Confederate Railroads - Maps, railroad and city history, essays, photos, and more about railroads in the Confederate states

Craggy Mountain Line - Restoring three miles of the Southern Railroad's Asheville to Craggy Branch in Buncombe County, North Carolina

CSX History - History and photos of railroads that make up CSX, specifically those that still had engines in original paint at the time of the merger

Durham & Southern Railway - Reference for historians and modelers of the Durham & Southern which ran 59 miles from Durham to Dunn, North Carolina

Early Railroads - Records and firsts for railroad construction and operation in the U.S. and worldwide

East Carolina Chapter, NRHS - Operates the New Hope Valley Railway at North Carolina Railroad Museum in Bonsal, North Carolina

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad - History and modeling resources for the Tweetsie railroad in North Carolina

East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad - Photos and information about the standard and narrow gauge East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad

Florida East Coast Railway Society - Railfans and modelers interested in the history and operations of the FEC

Fort Eustis Military Railroad - Provided railroad operation and maintenance training to the US Army at Fort Eustis, Virginia

Fort Wilderness Railroad - History and photos of an abandoned narrow gauge steam railroad at Walt Disney World

Friends of Tampa Union Station - Advocates for the preservation of the station as both an historic landmark and transportation asset; Tampa, Florida

Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad Historical Society - Dedicated to the history of the Suwanee River Route and allied railroads in Florida

Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage - Brief histories of all railroads that ever existed in Georgia, plus information about depots, railroad museums, and exhibits

Greenville Chapter, NRHS - Greenville, South Carolina

HO Sam - Histories and rosters of railroads that operated in the Southeast from 1941 to 1982

Interstate Railroad - History, rosters, photos, and modeling information about the long gone shortline in western Virginia, now part of Norfolk Southern

Johnson's Depot - Railroad history of the Johnson City, Tennessee region

Locomotive Records - Guide to the earliest, fastest, heaviest, largest, and most powerful steam locomotives

Lost Engines of Roanoke - Photos and information about the four steam engines at the Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal Company yard on South Jefferson Street in Roanoke, Virginia

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Historical Society - Preserving the history of a 6,000-mile railroad system that served 13 states; Louisville, Kentucky

Lynchburg and Central Virginia Historic Railroad Photographs - Histories and photos of railroads around Lynchburg and in central Virginia

Middle Georgia Railroad Association - Preserves and promotes railroad history, model railroading, and railfanning with monthly meetings in Gordon, Georgia

Mount Airy and Eastern Railroad - History, maps, and photos of a narrow gauge railroad that ran from Mount Airy, North Carolina to Kibler Valley in Patrick County, Virginia

Nashville, Chattanooga & St Louis Preservation Society - Preserves the buildings, rolling stock, papers, and motive power of the NC&StL

New Hope Valley Railway Steam Engine 17 - Photos and history of the Vulcan 0-4-0T steam locomotive designated number 17 at the New Hope Valley Railway and North Carolina Railroad Museum in Bonsal, North Carolina

Norfolk & Southern Historical Society - Society for the original Norfolk & Southern Railway that ran from Norfolk, Virginia to Charlotte, North Carolina with various branches (Virginia Beach, Belhaven, Lee Creek, Bayboro, Fayetteville, Durham, and Aberdeen)

Norfolk and Western Historical Society - Preserves the history of the Norfolk & Western and Virginian railroads

Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS - Operates passenger excursions on the Buckingham Branch Railroad; Richmond, Virginia

Overseas Railroad - History of the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension

Palatka Railroad Preservation Society - Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the rail heritage of Palatka, Florida and surrounding communities

RealRail: The Railroad Education and Learning Center of Florida - Educational and historical hub for teaching and illustrating the impact of railroading; Bradenton, Florida

Record Railroad Routes - Guide to the highest, steepest, and longest railroad grades worldwide

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Historical Society - Preserves the history of the RF&P through education, historical and technical research, preservation, and modeling

Rivanna Chapter, NRHS - Charlottesville, Virginia

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Information Collective and Photo Archive - SAL photos, history, and rosters

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum - Dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historic railroad equipment, including the Secret City Scenic excursion train in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Southern Railway Historical Association - Preserves and disseminates information related to the Southern Railway, its predecessors, and affiliates

Southern Railway History and Modeling - History, rosters, and modeling information about the Atlantic & Yadkin Railway, a North Carolina railroad owned by the Southern Railway

Southern Railway Locomotive 154 - Restoration of a 2-8-0 ALCO steam locomotive by the Gulf & Ohio Railways

Steve's Disney Railroad Adventures - Photos and history of Walt Disney's railroads including the Carolwood Pacific Railroad, Disneyland Railroad, and Walt Disney World Railroad

Tallulah Falls Railroad Museum - Preserves equipment and artifacts from the two-foot gauge Tallulah Falls Railroad that operated between Franklin, North Carolina and Cornelia, Georgia

Tap Lines - Histories and photos of nearly 20 shortline and industrial railroads of the South

The Great Locomotive Chase - The story of Andrew's Raiders

Train Records - Guide to the fastest, longest, and heaviest trains in U.S. and world history

Train Wrecks - Guide to the earliest, deadliest, and strangest train wrecks, crashes, derailments, and accidents

Watauga Valley Chapter, NRHS - Dedicated to the preservation of railroading in the Appalachian area - past, present, and future; Johnson City, Tennessee

Western Virginia Railroad Preservation Society - Rescuing Norfolk & Western steam locomotives and other historic equipment in Roanoke, Virginia

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