Fitzgerald, Ocmulgee & Red Bluff Railway

Fitzgerald, Georgia

Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Chartered in 1901 and put into service in July 1902, the FO&RB was a 13.7-mile standard gauge rail line running from Fitzgerald northeast to Garbutt’s Landing on the Ocmulgee River. In 1902 it operated one locomotive, one passenger car, and ten freight cars.

A 35-mile extension of the line to Red Bluff, on the Oconee River near present-day Soperton, may have been planned, but the Ocmulgee remained the end of the line.

In 1906 the FO&RB was absorbed into the Ocilla & Valdosta Railroad, which abandoned it the following year.

Maps and Other Information:

1904 map (17K)

1904 equipment list (119K)

1906 map (50K)

1910 map (44K)

FO&RB Railway listing in Official Guide 1906

From: Official Guide of the Railways, 1906. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey.

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