Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot, Iron City

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Iron City’s old ACL Depot was moved to its present location on US Highway 84 at least forty years ago by Robert Emory Trawick; it has served as a feed warehouse and as The Peach Depot.

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Chip Jones writes: Mr Trawick is a real trip and I wanted to do a story on him, but haven’t. The last time I saw him was 2009. After he had purchased the depot and moved it to old U.S. 84, the DoT came through with plans for the Wiregrass Parkway. The state financed moving the depot building again, away from the right-of-way for the parkway. Mr. Trawick joked that he actually made a good profit for all his efforts to move the historical depot building without the profits from his vegetable stand. His peach trees are recognized as being the southernmost peach orchid in the east. He also grows tomatoes and several varieties of cantaloupes. The last I knew, Mr. Trawick had taken the stand over and was managing it again after a couple of years of subletting.  Chip noted that this information was a couple of years old

6 thoughts on “Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot, Iron City

  1. Chip

    Peach Depot. Thirty years ago Robert Emory Trawick bought the old Iron City depot and moved it out to U.S. Hwy. 84. He started selling vegetables off the porch, and planted some peach trees. Mr. Trawick is retired, but the good food is still available. Old U.S. 84 and Wiregrass Pkwy., Iron City (near Donalsonville). Call 229-220-1239.

    The above was a blurb I ran in an article about farm-fresh vegetables for Vintage Magazine a few years ago. Mr Trawick is a real trip and I wanted to do a story on him, but haven’t. The last time I saw him was 2009. After he had purchased the depot and moved it to old U.S. 84, the DoT came through with plans for the Wiregrass Parkway. The state financed moving the depot building again, away from the right-of-way for the parkway. Mr. Trawick joked that he actually made a good profit for all his efforts to move the historical depot building without the profits from his vegetable stand. His peach trees are recognized as being the southernmost peach orchid in the east. He also grows tomatoes and several varieties of cantaloupes. The last I knew, Mr. Trawick had taken the stand over and was managing it again after a couple of years of subletting. This information is two years old, but there’s enough here to underwrite your great effort in securing our history and culture in SW Georgia. Thanks for what you are doing Brian. Great photos always.

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    1. drtrd Post author

      Thanks, Chip…bear with me, I have some shots of Richland coming up later today, and I may need your help with some identifications…

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