Georgia Woodlands Railroad

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Georgia Woodlands Railroad
GWRC logo.png
Reporting mark GWRC
Locale Northeast Georgia
Dates of operation 1988–
Predecessor Georgia Eastern Railroad
Track gauge 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) (standard gauge)
Length 17.3 miles (27.8 km)
Headquarters Washington, Georgia
Website omnitrax.com/rail_gwrc.aspx

The Georgia Woodlands Railroad (reporting mark GWRC) operates 17.3 miles (27.8 km) of track between Washington, Georgia, and Barnett, Georgia. Originally a subsidiary of the Chicago West Pullman Transportation Corporation, it was acquired by OmniTRAX in 1992.

Primary commodities include woodchips, lumber products, butane, and plastics, generating 570 annual carloads.[1] The railroad interchanges with CSX Transportation at Barnett.[2]

History[edit]

Originally completed by the Georgia Railroad as the Washington branch in 1852, the railroad remained in control of the Georgia until its merger with the Seaboard System in 1983. CSX gained control of the Seaboard System in 1986.

CSX sold the line to the Georgia Eastern Railroad in February 1987. The railroad lasted just over a year before becoming the Georgia Woodlands Railroad on June 7, 1988. Upon its start, traffic included pulpwood, woodchips, plastic, lumber, fertilizer, and others, generating 2,500 annual carloads.[3]

The railroad became part of OmniTRAX in 1992.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Georgia Railroad Association: Georgia Woodlands Railroad". 15 June 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Georgia Woodland Railroad". Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Edward A. (1996). American Shortline Railway Guide (5 ed.). Kalmbach Publishing Company. p. 133. ISBN 0-89024-290-9. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Woodlands Railroad". 24 November 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2010.