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Railroads in and around Brooks
Posted by: D, L, Pharr (ID *****0831) Date: May 24, 2010 at 09:55:28
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I found a post about a slave owner hanging slaves from a railroad trestle over White Water Creek. The 3 different railroads that went anywhere near Brooks were built long after the Civil War. The former A&B late AB&C now CSXT was built around 1905 from Manchester to Atlanta. The former A&F ( Atlanta to Fort Valley) later Souther and abandoned around 1930 was not built till around 1885 and the former Central of Georgia (Griffin to Cedartown and Rome) was also built around that time. That 25 or more years after the war. I'm not saying slaves werre never hung but they were not from any rail trestle in Fayette County. By the way many think the forme Central of Georgia is abandoned. Now owned by NS. It's not. Many of the crossing have been paved over but no attempt by NS to abandon that line. There was talk of opening the line up back around 2000. NS could run trains from Chattanooga to Macon and avoid Atlanta.


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