Railroad 100% Embroidered Patch Collectible - Seaboard Air Line Railway
Seaboard Air Line Railway Seaboard Air Line Railway was created in the 1880s by the consolidation of the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad, which dated back to the earliest decades of American railroads, and other lines in the Carolinas into a single system. Eventually, over 100 lines would be incorporated into the SAL. Seaboard?s lease of the Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railway in 1889 gave it a connection to Atlanta. The line between Lyons, Ga. and Montgomery, Ala. had been built by the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railway in the early 1890s. In May, 1895, the SA&M was sold under foreclosure to the Georgia and Alabama Railway, a new company organized by Seaboard's John Skelton Williams. In 1896, Williams bought the Abbeville and Waycross Railroad, which ran from Abbeville to Ocilla, and absorbed it into the Georgia and Alabama.