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I noticed on an 1928 RR atlas there was a SAL??? branch line running from Lawrenceville, Ga. south to Loganville, Ga. When was this line removed & what industries were serviced? Was there a depot, turntable, etc...? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!!

-- Hugh Butler (, July 28, 2000


The SAL branch to Loganville was built as the Loganville & Lawrenceville RR in 1898. It was owned by local interests (including some of my ancestors) and was built with rails leased from the Georgia, Carolina & Northern Ry. an SAL predecessor. The line was leased, almost immediately, to the GC&N for operation and this lease was carried forward to the SAL upon its formation in 1900. The road was sold outright to the SAL in 1902.

Operations ceased on the Loganville Branch in January, 1932, and the rails were taken up in April, 1933.

Hope this info helps.

Bob Hanson

-- Robert H. Hanson (, September 22, 2000.

The Loganville, Ga., branch of the SAL was abandoned sometime between 1929 and 1933. SAL was running a once a day roundtrip mixed train on the branch at the end. Stations were Lawrenceville mp.0.0, Grayson mp.5.3 and Loganville mp.10.3.

-- Tom Underwood (, July 29, 2000.

According to the Seaboard book by Prince page 24. "..... a 10 mile branch from Lawrenceville to Loganville, Ga., was built under special arrangement for the Seaboard System in 1898 as the LOGANVILLE & LAWRENCEVILLE RR. Later this line was absorbed by the SAL Ry and eventually abandoned." This is all it says in the Prince book. Someone said they thought the line out of Lawrenceville was the same as the siding that now dead ends close to Gas, Inc. at Hwy 20 behind the Post Office.

-- Ron Jones (, July 28, 2000.

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