Atlanta wouldn’t be what it is today without railroads.
At what was Terminus in the 20th century, the locomotive Texas was constructed for the Western & Atlantic Railroad. By the 1970s, passengers would board the Southern Crescent at Peachtree Station in Atlanta’s Brookwood neighborhood.
Take a pictorial look at the rise of Atlanta as a railroad center — and an international city.
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