Milstead Railroad

Milstead RR No. 104, also known as "The Dinky." (May 2013 photo).

The 3-mile line from Conyers to the Milstead Manufacturing Company textile mill on the Yellow River was built by the Milstead Railroad in 1909. Callaway Mills later took over the plant, but the community continued to be called Milstead. The railroad discontinued operations in 1960, around the time that the mill closed.

Milstead Railroad locomotive no. 104, an 0-6-0 steamer built in 1905 by Rogers, is on display near the Conyers depot.

1920 map (177K)

For more information on the community of Milstead, see Milstead, Georgia; Rockdale's Historic Mill Town website. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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