Railroad 100% Embroidered Patch Collectible - Central of Georgia 4" X 3 3/8"
The Central of Georgia Railway (reporting mark CG) started as the Central Rail Road and Canal Company in 1833. As a way to better attract investment capital, the railroad changed its name to Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia. This railroad was constructed to join the Macon and Western Railroad at Macon, Georgia and run to Savannah, Georgia. This created a rail link from Chattanooga on the Tennessee River to seaports on the Atlantic Ocean. It took from 1837 to 1843 to finish this railroad all the way to Macon and until 1851 to get a bridge built across the Ocmulgee River. During the Savannah Campaign of the American Civil War conducted south of the Ocmulgee during November?December 1864, rails were torn up and converted into Sherman's Bowties. Size: 4 X 3 3/8" The development of railroads was one of the most important phenomena of the Industrial Revolution. We celebrate that with our patch collectionWith their formation, construction and operation, they brought profound social, economic and political change to a country only 50 years old. Over the next 50 years, America would come to see magnificent bridges and other structures on which trains would run, awesome depots, ruthless rail magnates and the majesty of rail locomotives crossing the country.