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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • PUEBLOS OF THE SOUTHWEST

The Big Apple: 1936

The Big Apple: 1936

June 1936. "Apple monument at depot of Cornelia, Georgia." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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Home of the Big Red Apple

TF still there, sorta

Panning Vintagetv's Google view left will show TF caboose no.X-5 is standing behind the Cornelia station on former TF right of way. Nice.

Still there!

It still exists!

And you can find it by just Googling "The big red apple"

Check what's out back

The Southern Railway is blowing through town in the foreground. But behind the "deeepoh" is one of the most famous short line railroads in a state famous for its short lines, the beautiful Tallulah Falls Railway. One of their cabooses is just right of the big apple, and in the distance are two of their locomotives with one appearing to be missing its cab.

The TF connected here with the outside world and ran north 58 mountainous miles to Franklin, NC. The TF is best remembered as the location Walt Disney selected to film his "The Great Locomotive Chase" in 1955. The little road also had a bit part in the 1951 film "I'd Climb The Highest Mountain". Movie parts and beautiful scenery don't pay the bills though; the TF Ry folded in 1961.

 
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