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Does anyone have a timetable showing the branch from Lyerly Ga. to Dewey Ala.? I'm trying to find out when this branch was abandoned. Todd Horton
-- Todd Horton (Centga@aol.com), November 01, 1998
Am interested in reply from Stephens July 15, 1999. Do you have copy he referred to, am from Lyerly, like to have any info you might have.
-- VERA M. HILLIS (VHILLIS@HOUSTON.RR.COM), July 10, 2004.
Todd CofG Chattanooga Div. Timetable #27 of Nov.7 1915 lists the following stations on the Lyerly District, Lyerly, Lyerly Junction 0.5 mls. from Lyerly,(were the line left the Chattanooga Dis. main track south of Lyerly)Dirt Seller 2.5 mls.,Wood Yard 4.5 mls.(with water tank),Mill Creek 7.5 mls. and Dewey 9.0 mls. Maximum speed was 12 miles per hour. This line was primarily to service the iron ore mines at Dirt Seller mountain. You can still see sections of the old road bed but you have to know what you are looking for.The only reason I know were some of it is for sure, is because some oldtimers showed it to me. It is hard to detect because they farmed the side of the hills in a terrase pattern and some of this could be mistaken for old road bead or cuts. From what I have been told by my older friends and family, the line was pulled up around the early 1920s. If I have not already done so, I'll be glad to send you a copy. Regards Warren
-- Warren D. Stephens (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 15, 1999.