ABOUT THE TOUR: Guests that visit Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, Georgia can step back in time aboard “The Lady Suwannee” the Okefenokee Railroad. The train tour will take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Many points of interest will be featured on your journey including a stop at Pioneer Island which is rich in history (will be one of the main attractions of the tour).
The 1.5 mile railroad system at the Okefenokee Swamp Park serves as a mode of transportation for the park, circling part of the Great Okefenokee Swamp. The railroad track was completed in January of 1999 and train tours began in the Spring of 1999.
ABOUT THE TRACK: The track was installed by B.R. Moore Construction Company. This company has over 30 years experience in track construction.
MATERIAL USED: 13,500 track spikes – L.B. Foster Co., Norcross, GA; 15,000 feet of 30 lb. rail; 808 rail joint bars; 3,200-5′ crossties – B&M wood products, Manor, GA; 1,800 tons of ballast stone – Dixie Roadbuilders, Waycross, GA
ABOUT THE TRAIN:The train is a 36-gauge replica steam engine with three coaches built by Cummings Locomotive of New Brunswick, Canada. The train is powered by a Perkins Turbo Diesel (108 HP). Seating capacity is 80 adults or 95 children.