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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:53 am

The last of the bunch.
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Leman Rd, Pendleton, GA
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U.S. Hwy 46 overpass, near Oak Park
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Rose Garden Rd, Lombard, GA, just north of I-16. I was told this is where they unloaded rock hoppers a long time ago.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby mterrell » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:11 am

Great pictures. Any updates on this yet? Have they started working?
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:22 am

Yes. A couple of weeks ago they started cutting trees and brush from the right of way, starting from Kirby and making it just south of the Hwy 46 overpass near Oak Park.

There will be a bunch of stumps to dig up from the tracks which just adds to the trackwork to be done. No telling how much work the two(?) trestles will need.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:16 pm

Where does the Georgia Southern Railway keep its locomotive? I drove thru Midville yesterday and noticed it wasn't there, no locomotives there as a matter of fact...
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:58 am

If it's not just west of the grain elevators in Midville then it's either at Rayonier in Kirby or Ominsource (Swainsboro Recycling) just north of downtown Swainsboro. The 1320 and 4215 that were sitting in Midville forever were finally moved a couple of months ago to the HOG in Americus.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:07 pm

any updates on the rebuilding efforts between Kirby and Vidalia?
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed May 01, 2013 1:41 pm

Haven't been around in a long time; great news! How has the Dover-Metter line been doing?
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Thu May 02, 2013 9:48 am

Line is cleared all the way to Atlantic Wood in Vidalia. However, with politics sticking its ugly head in things, only the section from Swainsboro to just south of Nunez will get rehabbed. Disappointment, once again.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby mterrell » Wed May 08, 2013 7:04 pm

The engine in downtown Statesboro is gone. Does anyone know when it was moved?
I saw it as recently as last week so it must have been very recent. It looked like it was in really bad shape. Wonder where it is.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Wed May 08, 2013 7:14 pm

I have no idea... it was there week before last... perhaps went back to Americus?
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby G&Fman » Thu May 09, 2013 10:19 am

Wow, I just saw it a few days ago! Engine is owned by the HOG in Americus so that's where it'll be going I bet. It's about time though, the cab door and windows were open, along with some access doors on the other side.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:19 am

any updates on the section they are going to rehab?
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:57 am

had the opportunity to visit Statesboro yesterday and rails were busy, four loaded cars at Howard Lumber, with two empties outside; several on the Southern States siding; one at the Tillman-Brannen-Minick siding, and three at Statesboro grain...
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby Freddy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:47 pm

Are any of the former SCL buildings still in use or standing, like around Macon, Vidalia or Dublin? And any idea what happened to the former SCL people that were working there when
that line got sold off? I know the Roadmaster was a guy named Moncus, who's probably dead by now, and was headquartered in Vidalia.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

Postby ashley2771 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:30 am

I think the Georgia Central used the former freight house in Vidalia as their offices until about 2004, when they built a new office in Lyons next to their shop. The old offices were moved and are still in Vidalia but not sure exactly where. Not sure about Macon and Dublin.
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