Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Western and Atlantic Railroad (W&A) is a historic railroad that operated in the southeastern United States from Atlanta, Georgia to Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was founded on December 21, 1836 as the Western and Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia. The line is still owned by the State of Georgia from Atlanta to CT Tower in Chattanooga, and is leased by CSX Transportation. This line is famous because of the Andrews Raid (commonly referred to as the Great Locomotive Chase), which took place on the W&A during the American Civil War on the morning of April 12, 1862. Today, the W&A has not changed much since the chase of 1862 (except for a few track realignments by the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway). A marker indicating where the chase began is near the Big Shanty Museum in Kennesaw, Georgia. A marker for where the chase ended is at Milepost 116.3, north of Ringgold, GA, which is not far from the recently restored depot at Milepost 114.5.