Teawater South Railroad
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It has taken about 40 years, but I finally have the room, time, and ambition to build a decent sized model railroad layout. [Photos]
With a section of the storage room measuring 18 X 8 (minus a 2 X 3 intrusion from the chimney) being declared "Mine", I started.
A little history: When I was just a teenager, my father and I started a 4X8 HO layout using Tru-Scale milled roadbed, hand spiked rails, and Mantua couplers (I said it was quite a while ago). Soon girls surpassed model railroading, but I was always interested in HO gauge layouts and equipment.
Now that I am a bit older and have bi-focals, I decided to go into a larger scale. My father had built a 12 X 24 Lionel layout in the early 1980s and I still had some of his equipment; so it was fairly natural that I would be attracted to 3-rail operation.
Planning: In the March 2006 edition of "Classic Toy Trains", the layout of Mark and Ralph Didriksen was featured. I decided to use this as a basis and inspiration since it could be compressed to fit my space, had running room as well as possible operations and it had a trolley line. But, I wanted my railroad to be more local; and since I live in South Georgia near the Okefenokee Swamp, I decided to try to model it for this region.
There was a great deal of logging activity in and around St. Marys, Georgia and the Swamp. So, I decided that I would construct a railroad that would harvest the timber in the Swamp and hills around Folkston, Georgia and transport them to St. Marys where the logs/lumber would be transferred to boats.
If you have been in and around that portion of Georgia, you know that the water is really a dark, tea-color -- hence the name of the railroad.
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