Tag Archives: South Georgia Depots & Railroadiana

Railroad Mural, Fitzgerald

Railroads were integral to the settlement of Fitzgerald in the late 1890s and for much of its history have been one of its main economic components. The city commissioned Dylan Ross to create this colorful mural. You may recall Dylan as the artist behind the brilliant Andy Griffith Show mural in Broxton.

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Filed under --BEN HILL COUNTY GA--, Fitzgerald GA

Central of Georgia Railway Depot, Perkins

I’ve been unable to find a date for this depot. I’ll update with more information when I can locate it.

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Filed under --JENKINS COUNTY GA--, Perkins GA

Gordon Street, Morven

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Filed under --BROOKS COUNTY GA--, Quitman GA

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot, 1903, Jesup

Nearly lost to fire in 2003, the old Atlantic Coast Line depot in Jesup was restored in 2012-2013. It now serves as one of five Amtrak passenger stations in Georgia; it’s also home to the welcome center.

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Filed under --WAYNE COUNTY GA--, Jesup GA

Central of Georgia Railway, Depot, 1885, Gordon

This typical depot of the Central of Georgia was discontinued in 1985 and restored in 2003.  It is now home to a railroad museum.

 

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Filed under --WILKINSON COUNTY GA--, Gordon GA

Union Passenger Station, 1900s, Hawkinsville

Though various sources are in conflict as to the specifics, this depot is thought to have been built by the Southern Railway between 1900-1910. It has been in use by an agribusiness company for many years.

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Filed under --PULASKI COUNTY GA--, Hawkinsville GA

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Freight Depot, 1910, Tifton

Tifton has more depots per capita than any other town I can think of in South Georgia, with four extant, plus another at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture.

The old Atlantic Coast Line Railroad freight depot has housed the Tifton Terminal Railway Museum since 2008; it has limited hours.

This Southern Railway passenger coach is identified with a Flint River sign. I’m not sure of its history at this time, but is likely a salvage.

Tifton Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --TIFT COUNTY GA--, Tifton GA