Willacoochee & DuPont Railroad

Turpentine still

Turpentine still.

In 1915, when the Henderson Lumber Company acquired the Ocilla, Pinebloom, & Valdosta Railway, it ran from Gladys to Shaw’s Still. In 1918, the Willacoochee & DuPont Railroad purchased the line and reportedly abandoned the tracks between Gladys and Willacoochee the following year (or used them only for logging or hauling naval stores and turpentine). It continued to operate the eastern and southern section of track from Willacoochee to Shaws Still, but apparently was not able to extend the line past Shaws Still to DuPont, a town on the Atlantic Coast Line in Clinch County. In 1922, this track too was abandoned.

Maps:

1920 map (107K)

1921 map (122K)

1921 mileage table for Willacoochee & DuPont Railroad

From: Report of the Railroad Commission of Georgia, 1921.


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