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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:23 pm

Where is the Statesboro Grain siding?
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:22 pm

Statesboro Grain is a few miles down Matthews Road off of 301. The road runs right beside the mainline all the way.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:29 pm

I added that one siding; I think it was between Northside and 301N. You can get back there off Zetterower. Check the address on it.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:15 pm

I rode down Matthews Rd. on Monday and found what I believe is Statesboro Grain across from Tillman-Brannen-Minick peanut collection operation. I noticed no cars there though, and could only see one end of the siding...
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:51 pm

Is that Matthews Rd or Davis St? Here is Southern States, between 301N and 80: https://foursquare.com/v/georgia-southe ... 2300b0db22

This is the end of Matthews Rd: https://foursquare.com/v/georgia-southe ... 8b201a340e
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:44 am

ashley2771 wrote:I rode down Matthews Rd. on Monday and found what I believe is Statesboro Grain across from Tillman-Brannen-Minick peanut collection operation. I noticed no cars there though, and could only see one end of the siding...


The siding at Statesboro Grain has only one switch, with a dirt pile at the end right beside the main entrance to the facility. They loaded only a few cars recently. We haven't placed anymore empties at Dover in a few weeks.

About 3 years or so with no rail service and now they're loading cars again..........that's always good news.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:54 am

Jeff Smith wrote:Is that Matthews Rd or Davis St? Here is Southern States, between 301N and 80: https://foursquare.com/v/georgia-southe ... 2300b0db22

This is the end of Matthews Rd: https://foursquare.com/v/georgia-southe ... 8b201a340e



Davis St. ends on the south side of 301, while Matthews Rd. starts on the north side of 301 several yards west of where Davis St ends.

Matthews Road actually ends at Statesboro Grain, a little further down from Fletcher Dr. It turns into a dirt road, crosses the mainline, and turns into Francis Scott Dr. which loops around and runs back into Fletcher Dr.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:04 pm

I did go a ways down that dirt road to the crossing, but turned back there as I thought I might be getting to someone's farm. I've picked up the line back at Maria Sorrell or Old River heading out North on Main. Is it far from there?
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:46 am

Jeff Smith wrote:I did go a ways down that dirt road to the crossing, but turned back there as I thought I might be getting to someone's farm. I've picked up the line back at Maria Sorrell or Old River heading out North on Main. Is it far from there?


You were a little ways north. You should have seen the grain silos directly on the other side of the track from the dirt road before it crosses the track.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:55 am

I'm pretty sure I was at Statesboro Grain, as there was what appeared to be a grain truck there this morning; there were also 3 or 4 hoppers of gravel were spotted on the Southern States peanut siding this morning. Those cars usually go to Reeves Construction further down 301; I did however notice some work going on at Southern States that they might use gravel for.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:59 pm

I wish they would put that rock down on the track between 301 and 80. It's been in bad shape, although they replaced some crossties there as well as through town recently. That section looks like it doesn't get proper drainage during those heavy south Georgia rainfalls!
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:26 pm

I kind of sort of chased today; I heard her downtown around 2pm. I thought she might have been heading back. After my last appointment, about 3pm, I headed up to Dover but she wasn't there yet, so I worked backwards but never found her. I did set up some more 4SQ locations: Old River Road, Clito Rd, Maria Sorrell, and also Coley Boyd below the bypass.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:13 am

I need to get back to chasin' that train more often.........
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby mterrell » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:16 pm

Jeff Smith wrote:Clito Rd


By the mill?
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:21 pm

Right, north of the mill. Maria Sorrell is south. The siding is still connected at Maria Sorrell; how long has the mill been closed?
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