Georgia/Railroads

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Kudos to the wikipedia.org page which does a much better job of text descriptions, yet doesn't link to relevant data relations in OSM (via BrowseRelation wiki entries), as many OSM wiki readers have become familiar with. You might choose the text-oriented wikipedia.org page now and that'd be good, however, if you need the OSM data we are building links into tables and that will take some time and effort into the future. So, see List of railroads in Georgia if text descriptions are "good enough for now." We could use something like that for OSM specific data, even if it is simply links in wikipedia.org pages like the one ref'd above.

Like highways, railroad tracks have been imported from TIGER data and they share the same problems like unconnected segments, wrong tagging, missing bridges and railroad crossings and positions that are frequently off quite a lot. So a review is necessary as it is for highways.

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Introduction

This is an very early stub of Georgia/Railroads. Please bear with OSM as it completes. The main focus now should be on mainline, branch and freight/industrial rail of the Class I and Class II railways in Florida. There is a significant amount of work required to improve these TIGER rail data already entered while documenting their route=railway relations (even if it means we need to create them) in this wiki as we improve them. The Class III railways can follow after Class I and Class II are complete (at least fully documented in this wiki, not necessarily fully TIGER reviewed).

Editing Railroads starting from TIGER data

Please read WikiProject_United_States_railways#Editing_Railroads_starting_from_TIGER_data. After/during TIGER Review, the segments of a railway line with identical or very similar tagging (especially name=* and usage=*) should be collected into a route=railway relation.

Active lines

Lines that see regular, active rail traffic for freight, industrial, military, etc. If the railways are active non-passenger rail, they go here. If the railways are not active, they are placed into the Disused or Abandoned sections below. Very much under construction; now only a skeleton of the structure and eventually full tables of relations we aspire to complete as we document our progress improving Georgia's railway=rail elements into route=railway relations and completing TIGER Review.


Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) via its subsidiary Georgia Southern and Florida Railway (GSF)

Main

Subdivision Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Atlanta South District Norfolk Southern relation 2195259 Atlanta - Stockbridge - McDonough - Macon Done
Valdosta District CSX relation 2195279 Jacksonville - Georgia line - Valdosta, Georgia Done
Navair District Norfolk Southern relation 2195275 Navair - Lake City - Valdosta, Georgia Done Done with mileposts/defect detectors/speed limit(s; 25 mph everywhere)
Albany District Norfolk Southern relation 2195258 Macon - Fort Valley - Americus - Albany (100 mi) Done
Savannah District Norfolk Southern relation 2195277 Savannah - Millen - Tennille - Gordon - Macon (190 mi) Done

Branch

District Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Brunswick District Norfolk Southern relation 2195261 Macon - Hazlehurst - Jesup - Brunswick (185 mi) Done
Muscogee Junction - Ochillee Norfolk Southern relation 12890066 Columbus - Ochillee (12 mi) Done
Columbus District Norfolk Southern relation 2195264 Fort Valley - Junction City - Columbus (80 mi) Done
Madison District Norfolk Southern relation 2195273 Macon - Gray - Shady Dale (70 mi) Done Shady Dale - Madison is sold to CaterParrot Railnet
Griffin District Norfolk Southern relation 2195270 Macon - Griffin - Atlanta (90 mi) Done

Industrial

Subdivision Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Unnamed Norfolk Southern w9000638 b j Baxley - Hatch Nuclear Plant South Done
Hester Industrial Lead Norfolk Southern relation 12790832 Hazlehurst Done Serves 2 customers; a sawmill and another factory.
Rover Lead Norfolk Southern relation 13013980 Griffin Done Serves only one customer, most spurs are abandoned.

CSX Transportation (CSX)

A Class I (major) railway.

Main

(<-> Interchange)

Subdivision Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Jesup Subdivision CSX relation 2194155 (Nahunta Sub->) Folkston - Waycross - Jesup (->Nahunta Sub) (~70 mi) Done
Fitzgerald Subdivision CSX relation 2194154 (Jesup/Thomasville Sub/CSX Rice Yard ->) Waycross (-> Pearson Spur) - Douglas - Fitzgerald - Cordele (<-> NS Macon District/Heart of Georgia RR (HOG)) - Vienna (<-> NS Macon District) - Oglethorpe (<-> NS Albany District) - Junction City (<-> NS Columbus District) - Manchester (-> CSX Manchester/Lineville Sub) (~ 200 mi) Done Very busy mainline, partially double track. Serves many larger customers, e.g. quarries, chemical complexes, a landfill, railcar maintenance providers [GATX, Watco, CF Rail Services])
Thomasville Subdivision CSX relation 2194158 (Jesup/Fitzgerald Sub/CSX Rice Yard ->) Waycross - Valdosta - Quitman - Thomasville (106 mi) Done
Dothan Subdivision CSX relation 2195043 Thomasville - Bainbridge - Dothan ... Montgomery Done only georgian part (Thomasville - Dothan) reviewed.
Nahunta Subdivision CSX relation 2194156 Jacksonville - Jesup - Savannah (130 mi) Done
Savannah Subdivision (East Route) CSX relation 2195047 Ogeechee - Central Junction (15 mi) Done
Savannah Subdivision (West Route) CSX relation 2195047 Savannah - Burroughts (9 mi) Done

Branch

Subdivision Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Brunswick Subdivision CSX relation 2194153 Waycross - Nahunta - Brunswick Done Done with mileposts/defect detectors/speed limits
Inman Park Belt Line CSX relation 13085253 North Decator - East Lake (3 mi) Done

Industrial

Subdivision Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Metcalf Spur CSX relation 2195044 Thomasville - Metcalf (9 mi) Done Serves a sawmill.
Coolidge Industrial Spur CSX relation 2197474 Thomasville - Coolidge (17 mi) Done Serves a fertilizer distributor

Short Line Rail

Common freight carriers in Florida (without their own wiki sections already established above or below) include Athens Line, LLC (ABR), Augusta and Summerville Railroad (AUS), Chattahoochee Bay Railroad (CHAT), Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad (CIRR), Chattooga and Chickamauga Railway (CCKY), First Coast Railroad (FCRD), Fulton County Railway (FCR), Georgia and Southern Railway (GASR), Georgia Central Railway (GC), Georgia and Florida Railway (GFRR), Georgia Northeastern Railroad (GNRR), Georgia Southwestern Railroad (GSWR), Georgia Woodlands Railroad (GWRC), Golden Isles Terminal Railroad (GITM), Golden Isles Terminal Wharf (GITW), Great Walton Railroad (GRWR), Hartwell Railroad (HRT), Heart of Georgia Railroad (HOG), Ogeechee Railway (OGEE), Riceboro Southern Railway (RSOR), St. Mary's Railroad (SM), Sandersville Railroad (SAN), Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT) and Valdosta Railway (VR)

Main

Subdivision or Railway Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes

Branch

Subdivision or Railway Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Golden Isles Terminal Railroad Golden Isles Terminal Railroad (GITM) relation 12798399 Anguilla Junction - Brunswick Auto Port Done
St. Marys Railway West St. Marys Railway West (SWM) relation 12804095 Pearson - Weresboro (->CSX Pearson Spur) (15 mi) Done Serves 0 customers. Only used for car storage. See the Website
Valdosta Railway Valdosta Railway (VR) relation 12581571 (->CSX/NS) Valdosta - Clyatville Done Serves 5 customers, including a papermill. Needs mileposts added. Website
Valdosta Division CaterParrott Railnet (CPR) relation 12840394 (->CSX/NS) Valdosta - Willacoochee Done 44 mi long
Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad (CHAT) relation 11041339 (NS->)Cedar Springs - Saffold (->CSX) Done 15 mi long, serves a GP mill
Bainbridge - Cuthbert Georgia Southwestern Railroad (GSWR) relation 9186471 (CSX->)Bainbridge - Colquitt - Arlington - Cuthbert (->HOG) Done
Chattahoochee Bay Railroad Chattahoochee Bay Railroad relation 12859265 Dothan - Hilton (25 mi) Done
Hilton and Albany Railroad Hilton and Albany Railroad (HAL) relation 2195265 Hilton - Albany (->NS) (60 mi) Done
Fort Valley Line Georgia Southern Railway relation 12877787 Fort Valley - Perry (12 mi) Done
Georgia Central Railway Georgia Central Railway (GC) relation 7480123 Macon - Savannah (221 mi) Done
Georgia Southern Railway Georgia Southern Railway (GS) relation 12966927 Cooperville - Metter (25 mi) Done
Midville Line Georgia Southern Railway (GS) relation 9186468 Midville - Swainsboro Done
Machen - Newborn CaterParrot Railnet relation 13008069 Machen - Newborn Done Used for car storage

Industrial

Subdivision or Railway Operator Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
APC Farley Spur Chattahoochee Bay Railroad relation 12860416 Columbus (AL) - Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station Done more used for car storage than serving the plant
Savannah Port Terminal Railroad Savannah Port Terminal Railroad (SAPT) relation 12933102 Port of Savannah Done
Savannah & Old Fort Railroad Savannah & Old Fort Railroad (SVHO) relation 12952564 Port of Savannah (6 mi) Done

Historic, heritage, museum, excursion, tourism (passenger=local) trains

Under construction. Passenger rail in Georgia yet to be documented with relation links in tables here includes: Work in progress

It is often the case that statewide rail wiki break into two tables wiki-documenting such rail: one table for the route=railway relations (usually each railway=rail element is also tagged usage=tourism), another table for the route=train (or monorail, etc.) relations describing passenger service (stations, headways...). Additionally, amusement park rail are often sub-categorized in this section and it seems to be emerging to tag these with tourism=theme_park. California/Railroads has an example which may be helpful.

Railway Operator Relation Location TIGER Review Notes
Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad (SMPX) relation 13092057 Stone Mountain, around a stone mountain Done

Military Rail

Railroads used by the military.

Subdivision or Railway Operator Relation Location TIGER Review Notes
Fort Benning Railroad US Gouvernment? relation 12890067 Columbus - Fort Benning Done Fully demolished.
Fort Gillem Railroad US Gouvernment? relation 13036084 South Atlanta Done Fully demolished too. (including the Fort itself)
Fort Stewart Railroad US Department of Defense (USAX) relation 12915355 Walthourville - Fort Stewart (8 mi) Done

Abandoned lines

Lines that don't have regular traffic but with rail infrastructure in place. Tracks are tagged railway=disused.

Subdivision Operator Relation Route Notes
Dublin District NS relation 2195266 Tennille - Dublin (35 mi) First ten miles used for car storage, other 20 mi overgrown and officially out of service.

Demolished lines

Former railroad lines, whether still visible on the ground or not. A formal abandonment process with FRA has completed. Ways are tagged railway=abandoned or sometimes railway=razed if they have become completely built over in urban areas or are now, for example, farmland which has reverted to a more natural state with no evidence of tracks having been there. These should be historically determined or able to be so, but sometimes this is difficult because of lost history.

Name old_railway_operator=* Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
Moultrie - Thomasville ? relation 12843151 Thomasville - Coolridge - Moultrie Done Thomasville to Coolridge is used as "Coolridge Ind. Spur", after Coolridge tracks are removed, railbed partly converted to railtrail in/around Moultrie
Climax - Chattahoochee ACL relation 12844733 Climax - Chattahoochee Done
Climax - Amsterdam ACL relation 12844734 Climax - Amsterdam Done
Cuthbert - Richland SAL relation 12853443 Cuthbert - Richland Done
Cuthbert - Richland SAL relation 12853443 Cuthbert - Richland Done
Georgia, Ashburn, Sylvester and Camilla Railway Georgia, Ashburn, Sylvester and Camilla Railway relation 12863252 Ashburn - Camilla Done
Albany and Northern Railway Albany and Northern Railway relation 12863268 Cordele - Albany Done
Abbeville - Ocilla SAL relation 12869876 Abbeville - Fitzgerald - Ocilla Done
Fort Benning Railroad US Gouvernment? relation 12890067 Columbus - Fort Benning Done Fully demolished.
Pooler - Statesboro relation 12966928 Pooler - Statesboro Done Most parts are now roads.
Fort Gillem Railroad US Gouvernment? relation 13036084 South Atlanta Done Fully demolished. (including the Fort itself)

Railtrails

A railtrail uses a former railroad right-of-way for example bike or hiking paths, preserving the ROW for possible future re-use as a railway while providing a useful service in the meantime.

Relation Route TIGER Review Notes
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Yards

Work in Progress
Name Location Operator Mapping Progress Node Size Notes