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Marianna & Blountstown Railroad

The daily southbound freight of the Marianna & Blountstown, in the Indian summer of steam, heads out of Marianna, Florida, at sunrise on its country occasions of cotton and turpentine.

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

Florida shortline

Formed in 1909, the diminutive Marianna & Blountstown Railroad offered shortline service between its namesake towns in the Florida panhandle. Passenger service was offered until 1929, steam motive power was in use as late as 1947, and the road handled agricultural and lumber products until it abandonment in 1972. Interchange with the Louisville & Nashville was maintained at Marianna. At 29 miles in length, the little MBRY was Florida's shortest railroad.

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