Red Cypress Lumber Company Railroad

Red Cypress Lumber Company Railroad

Operating from the company's sawmill at Pretoria, 12 miles southwest of Albany, this logging line specialized in cypress lumber cut out of the Chickasawhatchee Swamp, the state's second largest wetland. Logging began sometime before 1904 when Albany and Dougherty County featured the company in a promotional booklet.

Red Cypress Lumber Company lumber mill at Pretoria, Dougherty County, Georgia

The Pretoria mill produced over 12 million feet of lumber annually.

Logging "skidder" at work in the Chickasawhatchee Swamp.

Logging "skidder" at work in the Chickasawhatchee Swamp.

Logs ready for transport to mill

Logs ready for transport to mill.

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Taking logs into the mill for sawing.

Taking logs into the mill for sawing.

Lumber stacked for drying

Lumber stacked for drying.

Red Cypress Lumber Company advertisement

 

 

 

 

 

 


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