Vidalia Depot


Vidalia's depot was for sale when this photo was made in early 2004.

In April 2005 it looked like this, after having been moved to a new location along the road to Lyons. Note that the front portion of the building is missing.

The Seaboard Air Line, the Macon, Dublin & Savannah, and the Georgia & Florida came together at Vidalia for many years. Now the trains in town are operated by the shortlines Georgia Central and Heart of Georgia.

Vidalia's Union Station, built in 1912-13. SAL and MD&S tracks on left and G&F tracks on right. (From: Seaboard Air Line Railway Shippers Guide, 1914. Online at Internet Archive.)

Another view of the station.

The city's Union Station (above) once stood on the south side of the railroad at Leader Street and Main Street (present westbound US 280). A separate freight depot stood to the east across Leader Street. (See 1913 Sanborn map.)

Vidalia is a city of 10,500 in Toombs County, between Macon and Savannah. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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