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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Foy family brings railroad trams to Bulloch County
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Roger Allen
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.) In the 1880s, family-run logging businesses all throughout Bulloch County used “trams”— essentially, large flatbed vehicles — to transport the fallen logs out the woods. While at first these vehicles were pulled by horses, mules and even teams of oxen, they soon built little railroad engines that ran on movable railroad tracks. John E., John F. and Edward E. Foy opened the two first such lines.
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