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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

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The last of the bunch.
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

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Great pictures. Any updates on this yet? Have they started working?

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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

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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

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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

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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

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any updates on the rebuilding efforts between Kirby and Vidalia?

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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

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

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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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mterrell
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

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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.

ashley2771
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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

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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

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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

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any updates on the section they are going to rehab?

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Re: Georgia Midland Railroad / Georgia Southern Railway

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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

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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

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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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