Oak Grove & Georgetown Railroad

36" Gauge, 30 and 56-lb rail

Headquarters: Georgetown, AL (Mobile County)

Years of Operation: 1904-1927

Predecessor road: M. L. Davis 

Successor road: none 

Miles Operated: 26

Locomotives Owned

Equipment:

June 30, 1914- 6 locomotives, 1 box, 3 flat, 67 other, 1 caboose, 8 service

 

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History by Tony Howe:

The Oak Grove & Georgetown Railroad was chartered in Mississippi on October 6, 1904. Though chartered as a common carrier the line basically served as the logging railroad for the sawmill of  M. L. Davis located at Oak Grove, Alabama.  The end of track in Mississippi eventually reached to approximately four miles short of Leakesville at a point called Gibson, MS. The line was finally abandoned in October 1927 when the Davis mill cut out. 

Oak Grove & Georgetown No. 3 was a former Denver, South Park & Pacific 2-8-0.

 

 

Oak Grove & Georgetown's main shops at Georgetown, AL about 1911.

OG&G 4-4-0 No. 19 near the Alabama-Mississippi state line about 1907.

An Oak Grove & Georgetown 4-4-0 at Georgetown, AL.

OG&G No. 8 sits abandoned at the M&O interchange in Oak Grove in 1931. 

Another view of No. 8 in 1931. 

OG&G second No. 5 came from the Catskill Mountain Ry in New York. The locomotive was rebuilt by the OG&G with an unusual planetary gearing system. Former OG&G employees interviewed said it operated successfully for many years!

Two OG&G locomotives at a log-loading site in northern Mobile County. 

OG&G 50-ton 3-truck Shay No. 1 was the only 36" gauge 3-truck Shay regularly operated east of the Rockies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          

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