Great railroad systems are what helped put this great state on the map as a major hub of business and exporting. Even though personal transportation via train is nearly obsolete now, reminiscences of Georgia’s humble beginnings can be found all throughout the state. Railroads and trains are still widely used to transport materials, and can be found all over Georgia.
1. Caboose at Stone Mountain Village
Pictured is the Stone Mountain Village Visitor Center, housed in a red caboose. Previous to becoming the visitor center, this caboose was a part of the Georgia Scenic Railroad for many years.
2. Train at Folkston, GA
Pictured is a large CSX train running through Folkston, GA. Folkston is a small city in Charlton County, close to Okefenokee Swamp.
3. Midnight Train to Georgia
This photo was taken on a very interesting night somewhere in Georgia. It definitely looks historic and regal.
4. Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth, GA
If you really want to see old trains, visit the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth. More than 90 pieces of retired railroad equipment can be found here on a 12-acre site.
5. A Train Running Through Dalton, GA
This is a beautiful shot of a train running through Dalton, GA.
6. Big Blue Train in Plains, GA
7. Train in Cordele, GA
8. Engine # 509
This 509 steam engine sits close to the Central Georgia Railroad Tracks in Macon, GA. This old fashioned train is one of the few trains of its kind still around that once traveled through central Georgia.
9. Norfolk Southern Train in Valdosta, GA
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The Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the major transportation companies in the southeast that is still around. It operates 20,000 route miles in 22 states and D.C.
10. Georgia State Railroad Museum
This train is a part of the Georgia State Railroad Museum in Savannah, GA. The museum offers train rides and tours, and features historic railcars.
11. Archer Daniels Midland locomotive, Valdosta, GA
Pictured is an older and distinctive looking train in Valdosta, GA.
12. St. Mary's Railroad Caboose
Take a ride on this fun red caboose on St. Marys Railroad. You can choose to ride on an open rail car or on this red caboose--and you're sure to have a great time!
13. GE U23B
According to the photographer, this is a unique train, and there are only a few like it still in existence!
14. Train in Augusta, GA
This train is coming out of a tunnel in Augusta, GA.
15. Georgia Northeastern Train
The Georgia Northeastern Railroad (nicknamed the GNRR) runs from Elizabeth, GA to Blue Ridge, GA. This impressive train hauls timber, grain, poultry and marble products.
16. Georgia State Railroad Museum & Roundhouse
17. Georgia Central Train Near Savannah, GA
18. Little General in Marietta, GA
This is a replica of the "General," a train that was a part of the Great Locomotive Race during the Civil War. This little general is located in the middle of Glover Park in Marietta. The real General is located in the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw.
19. Freight Train Running Through Atlanta, GA
Pictured is a great urban scene of a train running through Atlanta.
20. Big Red Train in Blue Ridge, GA
Pictured is a beautiful, big red train running through the gorgeous Blue Ridge, GA.
What do you think of these Georgia trains? Don’t they just remind you of Georgia’s historical past?