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Tallulah Falls Railroad
The Tallulah Falls Railroad was a 58 mile long "shortline" that eventually connected Cornelia, Georgia and Franklin, North Carolina. It reached Tallulah Falls in 1882 and Clayton by 1905, ushering in a tourism and lodging boom. The rail line was also critical to the birth of the logging industry in the first decade of the twentieth century and was crucial to bringing in men and supplies for Georgia Power's dam building on the Tallulah River. Click thumbnail to enlarge and read more information about each image.
Spur Rail Line for Logging
Mountain City southbound train
Excursion train to Tiger, 1903
Trestle at Tallulah Falls rerouted
Rabun Gap Passenger Stop
Tallulah Falls; first depot
Dillard Depot, 1907
Big Cannon Trestle at Wiley in 1941
Trestle North of Clayton
Tallulah Falls Trestle, 1946
Betty's Creek Trestle, circa 1912
Tallulah Falls Railroad Passengers, Clayton, circa 1905