These 10 Rare Photos Show Georgia's Railroad History Like Never Before
By Marisa Roman|Published January 04, 2017
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
Georgia has a really special history with the railroad industry. The first railroad tracks in Georgia were laid in the 1830s, in Athens, Macon, Savannah, and Augusta. Georgia railroads grew immensely over those next 25 years, with Georgia officially becoming the state with the most rail miles than any other in the Deep South. Georgia also built a huge rail hub in Atlanta. Looking back on these vintage photos showcasing what the history of the railroad in Georgia once was is a great way to see what life was like during those historically important times.