RAILROADING IN GEORGIA STARTED IN SAVANNAH
When we think of Savannah, we think of its port. But there is another form of transportation that has played a huge role in development of the city. Savannah is home of the Central of Georgia Railroad. The Roundhouse Railroad Museum, a National Historic Landmark, really brings that home for us.
This National Historic Landmark site is the oldest and largest existing nineteenth-century railroad operations complex in the nation. Construction began in 1850. Thirteen of the original structures remain today. The turntable was restored and it still works.
I was there recently and, except for the fact that I almost passed out from the heat and humidity, enjoyed it a lot. The heat was relieved when I went inside the air conditioned Central of Georgia Office Car.
The office car started out as a Pullman parlor car in 1925. It morphed into a passenger car during World War Two when there was a dire shortage of passenger cars, and eventually became an office car, which was used by the railroad’s top executives.
Oh, I remember telling you in an earlier post that I would explain this picture.
It’s the office car’s bathroom.
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One Response to “Railroading in Georgia Started in Savannah”
- Borden Says:
July 13, 2009 at 9:33 pm | Reply editNice article and great pictures.