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March 19, 2003

Lee County - Train traffic may start-up on a 13 mile stretch of railroad from Lee County to Sasser that hasn't been used for years. In 1997, Rails to Trails bought the land in hopes of building a scenic and recreational path. The project was mired down by a lawsuit regarding restrictions implemented by Lee County commissioners. Now, Southwest Georgia Railroad in Smithville wants to buy the land and reactivate the railroad.

"If we hadn't bought the land, it would have been sold to land developers. Then, it would be impossible for the railroad to reopen," said Greg McCormack with Rails to Trails.

Southwest Georgia railroad owner Terry Small says the company filed the reactivation application to the Surface Transportation Board on March 5th. If it's approved, the company would haul everything from agriculture products to plastic on the railroad.