CaterParrott Railnet

CaterParrott Railnet (CPR) is a Georgia-based company created in 2005. It was founded by two business leaders, Jamie Cater and Christopher Parrott. CPR is set apart from other rail carriers because of our hands-on approach to economic development, cu...

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CaterParrott Railnet (CPR) is a Georgia-based company created in 2005. It was founded by two business leaders, Jamie Cater and Christopher Parrott. CPR is set apart from other rail carriers because of our hands-on approach to economic development, customer service, and a partnership approach to doing business.

History on the Valdosta Division:

Chartered in 1905, the DA&G (Douglas, Augusta, and Gulf Ry) was a creation of John Skelton Williams new Georgia and Florida Railway. Organized to purchase and consolidate several small existing lines, the DA&G was a short-lived system that was absorbed into Georgia & Florida in 1907.

The first acquisition was a line from Barrows Bluff to Douglas purchased from the Wadley and Mt. Vernon in 1905. Next came the Pinebloom-to-Nashville line acquired from the Ocilla, Pinebloom, and Valdosta Railway in 1906 and a line from Broxton to Hazlehurst bought from the Ocilla and Valdosta in 1906 or 1907. Once these were in hand, the company constructed a new line from Douglas to Garrant (near West Green) as a shortcut around Broxton. The result of all of this activity was a railroad from Hazlehurst to Nashville, Georgia, that became a critical link in the Georgia & Florida line.

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