Georgia Midland Railroad GP35 1320 rests at Midville, Georgia during the summer of 2004
The Georgia Midland Railroad (reporting mark GMR) is a shortline railroad that operates several lines in Georgia acquired from the former Ogeechee Railway. The railroad is controlled by the Atlantic Western Transportation Company. The lines were acquired from Ogeechee in a sublease transaction on February 19, 2004, beginning operations over the newly acquired lines on February 21. Hauling an average of 5000 carloads per year of aggregate sand, stone, farm products and wood, the Georgia Midland Railroad connects with the Norfolk Southern Railway.
Georgia Midland operates three branch lines, all within Georgia, connecting Fort Valley to Allon and Perry, connecting Dover through Statesboro to Metter and connecting Ardmore to Sylvania.
In 2006 the Georgia Midland was named Short Line Railroad of the Year by railroad industry trade journal Railway Age.
The principal officers of the Georgia Midland are:
- Brad Lafevers, President and CEO.
- Duane Broxterman, COO.
Georgia Midland (GMR) tracks near Midville, Georgia. GMR tracks around Midville pass primarily through mixed hardwoods and southern pines.
Georgia Midland Railroad GP35 1320 rests between runs beneath the old magnolia trees at Midville, Georgia.
Long hood of Georgia Midland Railroad GP35 1320 at Midville, Georgia.
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- ^ United States Surface Transportation Board. "Notices" (PDF). Federal Register 69 (49): 11940–11941. Retrieved 2006-08-14.
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- ^  Google Maps; Satellite View; Allon, GA; Retrieved February 28, 2010
- ^ Railway Age (2006). "Railway Age Announces Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year". Retrieved 2006-08-14.