Valdosta Railway

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Valdosta Railway
G&W VR logo.png
Reporting mark VR
Locale Southern Georgia
Dates of operation 1992–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Clyattville, Georgia

The Valdosta Railway (reporting mark VR) is a shortline railroad in the U.S. state of Georgia, connecting Clyattville to CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway at Valdosta. The company began operations in 1992 as a subsidiary of the Rail Management and Consulting Corporation, and was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. in 2005.

The line had formerly been operated by the Georgia and Florida Railroad, whose predecessor, the Florida Midland and Georgia Railroad, built the line in the 1880s or 1890s.[1] The Valdosta Southern Railroad (reporting mark VSO) was incorporated in August 1951 and bought the portion from Valdosta south to Madison, Florida, which the G&F planned to abandon. The line was cut back to Clyattville, Georgia in March 1972, and in 1992 the new Valdosta Railway took over operations.[2]

In 2005 the Valdosta Railway was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming. [3]

Railroad trestle on the Withlacoochee River.


  1. ^ Interstate Commerce Commission, 143f I.C.C. 303 (1928): Valuation Docket No. 330, Georgia and Florida Railway et al.
  2. ^ Edward A. Lewis, American Shortline Railway Guide, 5th Edition, Kalmbach Publishing, 1996, p. 321
  3. ^

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