This is a key location in Birmingham District and a key
part of the story. I will let the pictures speak.
Thanks to the folks at the
Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society, for the historical marker
at Brock's Gap.
The Atlanta, Birmingham and
Atlantic cut, built about 1907. This is one of three lines through
Shades Mountain at Brocks Gap. This line became the Atlantic Coast
Line, and later CSX. This view is northbound, toward Birmingham.
The cut to the south of Shades
Crest, taken from South Shades Crest Road.
The original line through Shades
Mountain, completed in 1871.
(All photos this page, March, 2004, by Author)