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Georgia Car and Locomotive Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS104

Scope and Contents of the Records

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.

Dates

  • 1904-1969, undated

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Extent

3 linear ft.

Language

English

Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to title by staff.

Acquisition Information

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

Related Materials

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Processing Information

Collection processed in 2008
Title
Georgia Car and Locomotive Company Records, 1904-1969, undatedahc.MSS 104
Author
Inventory prepared by Melanie Stephan
Date
June 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040