Waycross Lines Relocation

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from Trains.com: (Does anybody have more details with specifics, maybe a map?)

Project will reroute CSX main line through Waycross, Ga.

Two miles of CSX tracks will be rerouted around downtown Waycross, Ga., thanks to a $5 million line relocation project.

The city voted last week to approve its share of the funding, paving the way for the removal of tracks and 14 grade crossings. At other crossings, improved signals and grade-crossing protection will be installed. Four subdivisions converge in the southeast corner of the state at Waycross, site of a major CSX hump yard.

-- Tom Randall (tkrandall@mindspring.com), December 18, 2001


when is this going to happen?

-- troy nolen (tnolen12@tampabay.rr.com), December 22, 2001.

Still plenty of good photography south of the Brunell ST overpass.

-- Riley Kinney (csx333@yahoo.com), December 19, 2001.

wow, go get your pics before this beautiful railroad city is completely ruined...

-- troy nolen (tnolen12@tampabay.rr.com), December 19, 2001.

I don't know which plan the city adopted, but remember seeing the original 1980-era Georgia DOT studies - as I recall, one option was a new track running east-west north of Waycross that would carry Atlanta trains over to the Savannah main, then through town, and another was a north-south track west of town to tie them into Rice Yard.

-- Larry Goolsby (LGoolsby@aphsa.org), December 18, 2001.

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