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Dawson-Sasser train line restored

September 25, 2003

Dawson--A train line between Sasser and Dawson is being restored and a railroad company plans to make a new home near the tracks.

Work is underway on the track that runs along Highway 82. One hundred yards away, ground was broken on the site of the new headquarters for Georgia Southwestern Railroad. The state owns the line, and seven others, in hopes of protecting rural train lines from abandonment.

The company is leasing the line, and thinks locating here will be profitable. President Terry Small says, "Of course that's what we are betting on and what we believe in and why we are building our office out here and going to see the development of this line and within a year this line will look totally different."

The company transports agricultural products and chemicals. There are plans in the works to restore the train line between Albany and Sasser, although it's in the early stages.

Posted at 4:30 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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