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Winder's Steam Locomotive

Locomotive no. 208 at Winder

Under a shed adjacent to the red brick depot in downtown Winder is Gainesville Midland No. 208, a Baldwin 2-10-0 built in 1930. This locomotive also served as Seaboard Air Line No. 530. Seaboard donated it to Winder and Barrow County in 1959.

Locomotive no. 208 at Winder, view 2

Locomotive no. 208 at Winder, view 3

Modern locomotive passing Old 208

Newer technology roars by old No. 208.

Winder, the county seat of Barrow County, is in northeast Georgia about
20 miles west of Athens.

Online movie footage of this locomotive 208 shot in 1956 by Robert M. Soule, Jr. in and around Athens, Georgia.


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