Memories of A Mountain Shortline

Writer Emory Jones and videographer David Greear produced Memories of a Mountain Shortline in cooperation with The Foxfire Museum. This 58-minute documentary is based on a collection of interviews with the same title, edited by Kay Collins and Myra Queen....Full description

  • "From the very start of this collection of memories with a lonesome train whistle…the viewer will be captivated."—Georgia Mountain Laurel magazine
  • "The scope of this reaches far beyond the railroad and the development of Tallulah Gorge State Park. Every school and library in Georgia should have a copy."—Brian Boyd, Author, The Tallulah Falls Railroad – A Photographic Remembrance and documentary narrator
  • "This movie is one every person who loves this area will not only want to see but to own and keep handy to show the grandchildren."—Ann Moore – Past Executive Director Foxfire Fund, Inc.
  • "Anyone who loves railroads will appreciate this story about one of the most beloved shortlines in the Southeast. I highly recommend this well-researched documentary of a railroad my mother once rode when she was a college student at Clarksville."—Warren Jones, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UAB and author of "Chasing the 301: A Biography of a Steam Locomotive," Lines South Magazine

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Writer Emory Jones and videographer David Greear produced Memories of a Mountain Shortline in cooperation with The Foxfire Museum. This 58-minute documentary is based on a collection of interviews with the same title, edited by Kay Collins and Myra Queen.

The DVD chronicles the impact the Tallulah Falls Railroad had on the people and culture of Northeast Georgia. The documentary weaves interviews with locals who remember this much-loved train with historical images and vintage film clips from the railroad’s 60-plus years of existence. 

It features on-camera appearances by the late Dess Oliver, long-time industrial arts teacher at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. There is even an entertaining account of Disney’s 1956 filming of the movie The Great Locomotive Chase on this railroad.

Underwriting came from the Northeast Georgia History Center, Burton-Rabun Real Estate Company and Piedmont College.

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