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Central of Georgia's Southwestern Railroad line was completed to Oglethorpe, Georgia in 1850. Shortly after the turn of the century, the A, B & A Railroad was run across this line at Oglethorpe. At that time a Union Passenger Depot was built to serve both railroad. This Depot was sided with cedar shingles which I belive is fairly unique in depot construction. Do you know of any other cedar shingle sided depots in Georgia.

-- Tommy Martin (, October 04, 1999


Tommy, I'm doing a book on the AB&A and successors and have been looking for a photo of the Oglethorpe depot that AB&A built and both roads used. I have a distant end view (that appeared in the corner of a negative) from about 1946, and it shows the same wood siding that other AB&A depots used. Where did you read that the depot originally had shingled siding? Do you (or anyone) have ANY photos of the Oglethorpe depot? Old postcard views?? I think it was torn down in the 1950s. Many thanks Larry Goolsby

-- Larry Goolsby (, October 07, 1999.

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