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Jared Blocker's Collection
 
11/24/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Jared Blocker
Dates:12/3/2006 - 1/20/2007
Album Info:This is on the old Georgia & Florida main from Uvalda to Vidalia. Even though most of the ROW has been taken over by nature, much of the track is still in place. There are sections of the main that have been bulldozed, paved over or taken up, but mostly on crossings. The GA DOT now owns the ROW in this area, although it's pretty certain the Vidalia - Uvalda section will never see rail action again.
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G&F main
Title:  G&F main
Description:  Looking north, with the bridge over Hwy 280 directly behind me. Just past the bushes is where the G&F at one time crossed the SAL's Montgomery, AL to Savannah mainline, but the diamond is long gone.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2008 10:57:21 PM
Location:  Vidalia, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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G&F bridge over Hwy 280
Title:  G&F bridge over Hwy 280
Description:  Looking south in downtown Vidalia. The bridge is gone now, as part of the GA DOT's Hwy 280 widening project through town. Several yards behind me is where the G&F crossed the SAL's Montgomery, AL to Savannah mainline.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2008 10:10:13 PM
Location:  Vidalia, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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G&F main
Title:  G&F main
Description:  Looking north toward downtown Vidalia. You can't see it, but the bridge over Hwy 280 is just past the bushes. The GA DOT has taken this bridge down as part of the Hwy 280 widening project. Since the DOT owns the G&F ROW too, it's doubtful they'll replace the bridge until the need arises. That "need" will probably never happen.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2008 9:41:05 PM
Location:  Vidalia, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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Track damage on the G&F
Title:  Track damage on the G&F
Description:  Looking north toward Vidalia, near Petross. There's a dirt road just in front of this fence. Over the years road graders eventually just plowed through the crossing, knocking the track out of place.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/16/2008 8:43:35 PM
Location:  Petross, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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G&F milepost 136
Title:  G&F milepost 136
Description:  One mile north of Uvalda. MP136 continues to wait for the next train that will most likely never come.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/16/2008 8:32:37 PM
Location:  Uvalda, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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Views:  192   Comments: 1
G&F main
Title:  G&F main
Description:  Petross, MP144 on the G&F. There's an old crossing here, note the crossbuck post just to the left of the milepost with the inventory number plate
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/16/2008 8:48:12 PM
Location:  Petross, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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G&F main
Title:  G&F main
Description:  A couple of miles south of downtown Vidalia.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/17/2008 9:38:49 PM
Location:  Vidalia, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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G&F (SOU) crossing inventory number
Title:  G&F (SOU) crossing inventory number
Description:  Some crossbucks still stand on the Uvalda-Vidalia section with the inventory number plate still attached.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/16/2008 8:40:12 PM
Location:  Uvalda, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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Washed out trestle on the G&F
Title:  Washed out trestle on the G&F
Description:  Just south of Alston. This area stays wet most of the time, so it's no wonder after years of inactivity why the trestle looks like this now.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/16/2008 8:36:02 PM
Location:  Alston, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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G&F trestle
Title:  G&F trestle
Description:  Just south of Vidalia. After years of inactivity, it still looks in pretty good shape. Sadly, it's doubtful this trestle will ever carry a train again.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 5/16/2008 8:52:56 PM
Location:  Vidalia, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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G&F main
Title:  G&F main
Description:  Looking north at MP135.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 10/26/2008 3:32:31 PM
Location:  Uvalda, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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Another view of the G&F trestle
Title:  Another view of the G&F trestle
Description:  Another view of this trestle.
Photo Date:  1/20/2007  Upload Date: 10/26/2008 3:57:31 PM
Location:  Vidalia, GA
Author:  Jared Blocker
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