GP7's on the Chattanooga Branch : LUSENET : Central of Georgia Railway Historical Soc : One Thread

Atlas is releasing a nice looking GP7 painted for Central of Georgia with numbers 106 and 107. Did the GP7's roam all over the system? Do we know for sure these numbers could likely have shown up headed toward Chattanooga? What diesels were most likely to have been in service in that direction? Thanks for the information. Arnold Eaves

-- Arnold Eaves (, August 26, 2001


Concerning the 107, it was not scrapped by the Central. It survived into the merger and received the SR tuxedo paint scheme. I have a slide of 107 running down the street in Augusta dated November 11, 1965. I do not have any immediate information on the final fate of either unit.

-- Tom Alderman (, October 16, 2001.

I was reading in Diesels of the Southern Railway that 107 was scrapped by CofG before the SOU merger. What happened to her? It states that 106 was traded in to EMD in 1981. Anybody know if it was scrapped or resold? Warren

-- Warren D. Stephens (, October 15, 2001.

Todd and Allen may be better able to answer this but I think when the 106 and 107 were new they were first assigned to Cedartown. At any rate I have some train orders from May 15th 1951 from my home town of Summerville that are addressed to “Extra 106 West” which indicates that the 106 made it to Chattanooga at least once.

Regards, Warren

-- Warren D. Stephens (, August 26, 2001.

Arnold, I have some photo's of #106 & #107 in Rome on their first trip north. The photo is April 1951,if I'm not mistaken. The CGRHS has photo's from Cedartown of this same movement. The was supposedly the first diesels to travel on this line. I've also had a chance to look over some train order books from 1957 from this area. The orders show movements of lots of Geeps and RS-3's, but from time to time F- units and even an SD-7 ran up this way. Todd Horton

-- Todd Horton (, August 26, 2001.

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