CofG local from Albany GA to Dothan AL Editors Pick!        
The Southern takeover of the CofG is evident in this 1969 look at the Dothan district local using tuxedo scheme power lettered for the Central of Georgia. This is the route that used spacer cars, seen here, due to weight restrictions over the Chattahoochee River trestle which is only 2 miles west of the location where this photo was taken. The coming of the Farley Nuclear plant near Columbia and the heavy loads destined to it would make a new trestle necessary and in a few years after this picture was taken it would be in place and would end the need for the spacer cars.
Date: 5/30/1969 Location: Hilton, GA   Map Show Hilton on a rail map Views: 3573 Collection Of:   Bryan Smith
Locomotives: CG 122(GP7)    Author:  John C. Benson
CofG local from Albany GA to Dothan AL
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  Southern Railway Pics-1980's
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Name Type Comments Date
Tim Huemmer General Wow! That must have been cool to see 1/19/2008 9:09:47 PM
David Stewart General Man, That's some thing else!!! 1/21/2008 3:12:32 AM
Zach Pumphery General That's awesome. One of the extension cord routes. 1/21/2008 11:04:39 AM
Greg Hurt General cool photo.. interesting story!! 1/24/2008 11:07:49 PM
David Barrentine General Cool picture... Neat story!!!!!! 1/18/2009 3:34:44 PM
Bernie Feltman General Another winner, Mr. SR Agent 3/31/2010 12:00:46 PM
Thomas Kinney General Great picture and, sincemy dad ran this train off and on for many years, he could have very likely been the engineer on this run. The crews rotated every other day. Dad was the engineer on the first run over the new bridge referenced above. 10/16/2011 6:05:03 PM

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