Logging Tram, Long County

I photographed this logging tram in 2011 near the Long/McIntosh County line and am not sure if it is still intact. Floods over the past decade have been common in the area. I’m not precisely sure how they utilized it , but there were numerous versions of these in the Southern swamps at the turn of the last century, when the timber industry was dominant and most of the old growth forests were being decimated. This one may date to the 1920s or 1930s, but could be earlier. Discussions with a friend with knowledge of the area suggest there are several other surviving remnants of old logging roads/railroads in the area and I plan to try to document some of them in the future.

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3 responses to “Logging Tram, Long County

  1. Deborah L Coleman

    That is AWESOME. Hope you find more.

  2. Jme

    In many areas around the Okefenokee Swamp you will find remnants like these, even including old equipment. The Kingfisher Landing entrance to the swamp is one example. If you head toward the woods from the parking lot and make a quick left you will see an old crane. I look forward to seeing what you find!

  3. Rob

    I always enjoy learning new things from your posts. Thanks for your continued dedication and passion.

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