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South Georgia Railroad information
Gentlemen, my "handle" is preacher1112. I am new to the group, and when I saw this group, I was elated, and I was even more elated that the Moderator approved me. I am a retired attorney and I am doing research on three south Georgia railroads, 2 of which are abandoned and 1 partially abandoned. The purpose of this post is task if you can share any information on these railroads. I am a member of an abandoned railroad group and they have been helpful. My purpose is to compile history from any references I can find. I would like legends, whether truthful or not, personal observations, newpaper articles and even books on the railroads. I want to write a book on each railroad, but I would like to have indepth research .
1. The Waycross and Western (W&W); (2) Milltown Airline Railroad (MAL), later to become Lake Air Line. (3) The part of the Georgia-Florida (G&F) abandoned in Coffee and Atkinson County, Georgia.
The W & W ran from Waycross to Lakeland, GA, which at the time was called Milltown. It was abandoned in the 1920s and the road bed for the W&W is now GA hwy 122. Even though it was in Waycross, it never was absorbed by either the of the major railroads that went through Waycross.
The Milltown Airline Railroad went from Milltown (Lakeland) to Naylor, GA which is located on U.S. Highway 84 east of Valdosta. I know nothing about MAL except the note on the mural showing a locomotive on the side of a building in Lakeland.
The portion of the G&F in Coffee and Atkinson has some great history. The G&F has been upgraded and open from Willacoochee to Valdosta. I have more sources on that railroad than the others
I appreciate any references you can give me on these railroad.
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