you have a particular interest in working within the railroad industry
but are not very familiar with how it operates then you may want to take
the time to first learn more. I must admit
that even I am only providing second-hand information from what I have
both read and heard here. That is because I thought I wanted to work in
transportation until realizing how much time one spends away from home.
While the pay is excellent on Class I railroads in the end I decided
it just was not for me. If you are still deciding yourself be sure to
learn as much as you can about a career in the industry before making a decision. Also, if you are a college student or plan to attend college both CSX and Norfolk Southern offer either scholarships
or summertime internships for eventual management careers with their
companies. Please do not attempt to
contact me regarding available positions. I do not mean to sound brash
but there is simply not a lot which I can do to help. You will need to
contact the individual railroad regarding possible employment opportunities.
Athens Line, LLC: This small shortline is privately owned
operating near the city of Athens.
Chattahoochee Bay Railroad: The Chattahoochee Bay is a Genesee
& Wyoming shortline which is almost entirely located in Alabama.
Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad: The Chattahoochee Industrial
is another Genesee & Wyoming property which is partially situated
Chattanooga & Chickamauga Railway: The C&C operates a 68
mile system near Chattanooga, Tennessee and in northwestern Georgia.
The railroad is owned by the state of Georgia which contracts out the
First Coast Railroad: The First Coast is a Genesee & Wyoming
property operating in extreme southeastern Georgia and northern
|Norfolk Southern SD50s, led by #6524 crosses a rural grade crossing with a manifest freight near Winston, Georgia on June 15, 1993.|
Fulton County Railway: The Fulton County Railway is an OmniTRAX
property serving the Fulton County Industrial Park.
Georgia Central Railway: The Georgia Central Railway is another
Genesee & Wyoming shortline operating a 171-mile system between
Savannah and Macon.
Georgia & Florida Railway: The G&F is another OmniTRAX
shortline which is quite large operating a 260+ mile system in its
Georgia Southern Railway: The Georgia Midland operates
several broken railroad lines in the state. The railroad is now owned
by Georgia Southern Railway, a Pioneer Rail Corporation property.
Georgia Northeastern Railroad: The Georgia Northeastern is an
independent shortline which operates trackage north of Marietta.
Georgia Southwestern Railroad: The Georgia Southwestern is
another Genesee & Wyoming railroad operating over 200 miles of
trackage in the southwest region of the state.
Georgia Woodlands Railroad: This railroad is a small 17-mile shortline owned by OmniTRAX.
Golden Isles Terminal Railroad: Yet another G&W property,
the Golden Isles Terminal serves port operations Brunswick and Savannah.
Great Walton Railroad: The Great Walton is a privately owned shortline based in Social Circle.
Hartwell Railroad: This privately owned shortline, which also
owned by the same individual which operates the Great Walton, is based
Heart of Georgia Railroad: This railroad is owned and operated
by the Atlantic Western Transportation Company.
Riceboro Southern Railway: Another railroad owned by Genesee
& Wyoming, the Riceboro Southern serves its namesake town along a
St. Marys Railroad: The St. Marys Railroad is one of the state's
oldest still-operating railroads.
|An elderly Georgia Central U23B, #3933, is tied down in Vidalia, Georgia with a few cars on July 24, 2004.|
St. Marys Railway West: 4310b Albany Avenue, Waresboro, Georgia 31564.
Sandersville Railroad: In operation since the late 19th century the, Koalin Road as it is also known continues to operate its original nine-mile line.
Savannah Port Terminal Railroad: Another terminal railroad which
is owned by Genesee & Wyoming, this line serves the Port of
Valdosta Railway: The Valdosta Railway is another G&W
shortline connecting its namesake city with Clyattville.