Georgia Car and Locomotive Company Records
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Georgia Car and Locomotive Company Records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Georgia Car and Locomotive Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Georgia Car and Locomotive Company Records
Dates: 1904-1969, undated
Quantity: 3.0 linear ft.
Identification: ahc.MSS104

Biographical/Historical Note

Georgia Car and Locomotive Company was headquartered in downtown Atlanta on Ridge Avenue; Forest Greene (abt.1877 – d. June 30, 1971) served as president from 1904 -19691. Georgia Car and Locomotive Company, acting as a dealer, sold a variety of railroad and passenger cars, locomotive cranes, dump cars, logging cars, repair parts, and equipment for commercial purposes. The company also sold second-hand equipment and rebuilt parts for locomotive cars. The sales territory for the company encompassed the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Additional descriptive information regarding Georgia Car and Locomotive Company has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the collection consists of vendor sales brochures, pamphlets, catalogs, and specification sheets pertaining to locomotive equipment and replacement parts. Some vendors represented in the collection are Browning Locomotive Cranes, Industrial Brownhoist Corporation, The Marion Steam Shovel Company, and Western Cars. Also included in the collection are two oversized parts and sales catalogues compiled by MacRae’s Blue Book, and Manning, Maxwell, and Moore, Inc., an assortment of Georgia Car and Locomotive sales brochures, and two large wall calendars published by the National Railway Historical Society, Inc.


This collection is arranged alphabetically according to title by staff.

Index Terms

Locomotives--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs
Locomotives--Maintenance and repair

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[identification of item(s)], Georgia Car and Locomotive Company Records, MSS 104, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Estate of Forest Greene, 1972 (1972.146)

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2008


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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Container List



1Catalogue – MacRae’s Blue Book consolidated with Hendrick’s Commercial Register, 1934 edition, 42nd edition
Catalogue – Manning, Maxwell, and Moore Inc.,catalogue of machines and industrial tools, 1909 edition



21Correspondence, 1926-1930
2Equipment Specifications – Box Cars, undated
3Equipment Specifications – Caboose, undated
4Equipment Specifications – Flat Cars, undated
5Equipment Specifications – Gondola Cars, undated
6Equipment Specifications – Ore Cars, undated
7Equipment Specifications – Parts, undated
8Equipment Specifications – Stock Cars, undated
9Equipment Specifications – Tank Cars, undated
10Georgia Car and Locomotive Sales Brochures, undated
11Presentation Binders, 1928-1930, undated
12Railroad Agencies and Organizations, 1931, 1934
13Vendor – American Car and Foundry Company, undated
14Vendor – The Atlas Car and Manufacturing Company, undated
15Vendor - The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1929
16Vendor – Ball Engine Company, undated
17Vendor – Browning Locomotive Cranes, undated
18Vendor – Browning Locomotive Cranes, 1920, 1924



31Vendor – Bucyrus Company, undated
2Vendor – Continental Dump Cars, undated
3Vendor – The Differential Steel Car, 1925, 1927, undated
4Vendor – Goodwin Car Company, undated
5Vendor – Industrial Brownhoist Corporation, undated
6Vendor – Industrial Brownhoist Corporation, 1918
7Vendor – Industrial Works, undated
8Vendor – Industrial Works, undated
9Vendor – The Jordan Spreader, undated
10Vendor – Koehring Shovel Crane Company, 1927
11Vendor – The Kilbourne and Jacobs Manufacturing Company, 1919, undated
12Vendor – Link-Belt, 1927



41Vendor – The Marion Steam Shovel Company, undated
2Vendor – The Marion Steam Shovel Company, 1926
3Vendor – The McMyler Interstate Company, undated
4Vendor – Mead-Morrison Manufacturing Company, 1929
5Vendor – National Railway Appliance Company, undated



51Vendor – Ohio Locomotive Cranes, undated
2Vendor – The Ohio Power Shovel Company, undated
3Vendor – Orton and Steinbrenner Company, undated
4Vendor – Standard Tank Car Company, 1920
5Vendor – The Thew Shovel Company, undated
6Vendor – The Universal Crane Company, undated
7Vendor – Western Cars (Western Wheeled Scraper Company), undated
8Vendor – Western Cars (Western Wheeled Scraper Company), undated
9Vendor – William J. Oliver Manufacturing Company, undated


MSS OS box 2.14National Railway Historical Society, Inc., South East Louisiana Chapter ( two copies), Calendar 1970