Savannah, Hinesville & Western Railway

A private lane in Liberty County follows part of the former SH&W rail bed.
(Photo by Jamey Smith.)

The railroad from Hinesville to Flemington and McIntosh was built by the Flemington, Hinesville, & Western Railroad in 1912. In March 1916, it was renamed the Savannah, Hinesville & Western Railroad. A February 2, 1918 article in Railway Review reported that the line "has been acquired by the Hunlevie Lumber Co., which is operating it." [Note: This was most likely the Dunlevie Lumber Company of nearby Allenhurst.]

The SH&W apparently ended service as a common carrier in 1917 and was operated for a time thereafter as a lumber road.

Maps and Timetables:

1917 map (52K)

1918 timetable (25K) Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage. © Steve Storey

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