Fitzgerald, Ocilla & Broxton Railroad

Fitzgerald, Ocilla & Broxton Railroad

FO&B RR train on 1908 birdseye map of Ocilla.

By 1906 the Ocilla & Valdosta Railroad had completed rail lines between Fitzgerald, Ocilla, and Broxton, but it was failing financially. The Fitzgerald, Ocilla & Broxton Railroad was formed in 1907 to take over the O&V's lines connecting its three namesake cities.

Some time later the FO&B acquired a third line out of Ocilla by leasing the former Ocilla & Irwinville Railroad, which had been built in 1900 and sold to the Brunswick & Birmingham soon afterwards. This was apparently part of a plan to extend the railroad west to Albany and east to Savannah.

The FO&B was not able to last much longer than its predecessor, however. In 1911, the tracks between Fitzgerald and Ocilla were leased to the Ocilla Southern Railroad. The Ocilla-Irwinville line was abandoned in 1915-16 and the tracks between Ocilla and Broxton were abandoned the following year.

Maps and Timetables:

1907 timetable (68K)

1908 map and timetable (222K)

1910 mileage table (36K)

1910 map 1 (23K).

1910 map 2 (49K)

1916 map (135K) Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey.

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