Georgia railroading has its beginnings dating back to 1833 when the Central Rail Road & Canal Company of Georgia was chartered.
This little line was the earliest history of the later Central of Georgia Railway, and was created to compete with Charleston’s new South Carolina Canal and Rail Road Company to the north.
You would think that, given the state's location, size, and importance there would be several Georgia train rides to choose from.
Instead, the Peach State currently features just three excursions of some kind and includes the SAM Shortline Excursion Train, Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad (located within a resort), and Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Final Holiday Traffic Count for July Fourth Travel Period, July 5, 2017. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 620 traffic crashes that resulted in 260 injuries, and 11 fatalities. Tuesday, July 4 esd , 102 Hour Holiday Period Deaths Total Fatalities Reported in Georgia Fatalities Investigated by GSP Troopers 11 Fatalities Investigated by Local Agencies 6 Total Fatalities Statewide for Holiday Period 17 WKEU would like to thank our troopers from Post 1, the Griffin Police Department, and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Department for their efforts in keeping our county roads safer over the highly-traveled holiday weekend.
Traffic crashes across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period resulted in 17 traffic deaths. In addition to the traffic crash investigations, 294 people were arrested for driving under the influence, while 9,945 citations and 14,767 warnings were issued. In 2016, the July Fourth travel period was 78 hours long.
It's also rather interesting that despite Georgia being known for its Southern heat, white, sandy peaches and flat coastal areas nearly all of its excursion trains are located near or in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.