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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Storehouse

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 22, 2013
1. Storehouse Marker
Inscription.  This Storehouse was constructed in 1925 to hold a wide variety of supplies used by the railroad.

Storehouse stock included tools and parts necessary to work on train cars, but also the many items needed to run the Central of Georgia’s “miniature city”. Orderly arrangements of thousands of items in bins and shelves was critical. In 1926, years before computers, this was a job for the storekeeper, four clerks and a stenographer. The nuts, bolts, and other items needed to build or repair passenger cars were arranged by the American Railway Association classification system. The Storehouse also contained a Multigraph Department for printing forms, letterhead, and other paperwork necessary for the railroad’s operation.

Selected Storehouse items 1926
• Locomotive parts
• Upholstery cloth
• Fire brick
• Bolts, nuts, washers
• Housekeeping supplies
• Copper ingots
• First aid kits
• Stationery
• Oxalic Acid
• Pig tin
• Concrete mixings
• Pumice, rosin, glue
• Signal flags

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(upper right) It is no coincidence that the above
Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 22, 2013
2. Storehouse Marker
photo of the Central of Georgia Storehouse in Columbus, Georgia looks so similar to the Savannah Storehouse. The railroad prided itself on using the latest technology and standardized designs. The kept construction and operation costs low.

(lower right) Savannah Storehouse interior
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 32° 4.517′ N, 81° 6.133′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Louisville Road. This marker is on the grounds of the Georgia State Railroad Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drop Table (within shouting distance of this marker); Boiler Room (within shouting distance of this marker); Planing Shed & Lumber Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Of Georgia Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Smokestack (within shouting distance of this marker); Colored Shopmen's Locker & Lavatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Central of Georgia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Georgia State Railroad Museum.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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