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Hartford & Slocumb Railroad

"Owned by the Shippers We Serve"
This is the pattern of all the little mixed freight and passenger trains which, since the dawn of railroad time, have served the far places and humble destinies of a nation living by the flanged wheel on the steel rail.

Lucius Beebe & Charles Clegg, The Age of Steam, 1957

Alabama shortline

The Hartford & Slocumb Railroad was incorporated in 1954 to purchase and operate a branchline of the Central of Georgia Railroad -- a short section of rail between Hartford and Dothan, Alabama. In recent years, most of the traffic on the HS consists of moving cars in the road's large lease pool fleet (nearly 6,000 cars in 1996) to and from a maintenance facility on the line. Interchange is maintained with the Norfolk Southern, CSX, and the Bay Line at Dothan. In 1992 the line was abandoned from Taylor to Hartford, and the remaining pike was purchased by the Gulf & Ohio Railway. The railroad exists today as the H&S Railroad Company.

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