Modeling Williamson, Griffin, Zebulon, Jackson etc. Georgia area.... : LUSENET : Southern Railway : One Thread

I have been contemplating, and aquiring, for several years, various HO scale items for my upcoming layout. I am strongly interested in modeling Southern's south of atlanta area, (Primary Southern, secondary Central of Georgia)including Griffin, Jackson, McDonough, Williamson, Zebulon, and the surrounding area. -I need help! As you probably know, the rails in the Zebulon and Williamson area have been removed (See my previous post in reference to still standing loco watering towers, etc. there, "Atlanta to Fort Valley line") And I would like to know if: (1) Does anyone have good knowledge of the former lines through the abandoned area, (2)Anyone have any pictures of the area in railroad form? (3) Is it just me, or does anyone else model this area, or even considering it? I plan to be very accurate with the layout itself, re: signals used during the era, structures, rail conditions, etc., but will probably bend on the engines, rolling stock, etc. Anyway, if anyone could offer any assistance, or would like to share knowledge, please let me know!! Merry Christmas, and A-Happy railroading!! Elton.

-- E. Rosser (, December 08, 2001


I live (Macon) near the area you wish to model. I have some recent photos of stations at Zebulon,Zetella, Yatesville Inman Kenwood etc. Don't have any photos when track was in service.

-- Bill Jones (, February 16, 2002.

I run an insurance route down there near Zebulon twice per month and have seen the old roadbed and one of the old Grade Crossings on Holonville Road. I also noticed over in Concord along Highway 18, the old roadbed has been converted into a walking trail. When was this trackage removed and what was the history behind this line? I heard that somehow this line was connected with the trackage that used to run through Fayetteville that was taken out over 50 years ago. Another question I have. When was the last Southern High-Hood GP38 painted into NS paint. I'm considering modeling the Southern and would like to model both the Sothern-Era and the late 80s and early 90s NS-Era using Soutern power. Thank you fof your help.

Jon "In all of your getting, get understanding." Proverbs 4:7

-- Jon Vanover (, July 23, 2002.

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