Retrospect: Construction of the Alabama Midland Railroad

Organized in 1887, the Alabama Midland Railroad founders were described as "men of means and nerve and pluck"

This 1899 photo shows workers on the Alabama Midland Railroad. Tom Solomon Photograph Collection, The Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus. In the 1880s, a group of investors created the first railroad to traverse the rich farmland and timber country of the Alabama Wiregrass. Armed with financial support from one of…

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