The train was made possible by local Douglasville resident C.B. Ferhler Young who funded it and gave it to Hunter Park. The train operated from 1956 until 2009, there were plans to reactive it after much needed maintenance was done, but after numerous false starts and flooding which damaged the tracks in 2009 put plans on indefinite hold. In late 2019 it was revealed that the locomotive maybe donated to a museum and the tracks be ripped up for good, however we persuaded the City of Douglasville to postpone these plans and allow us to pursue financial options to collect funding needed for reactivating the train. The train means much to the citizens of Douglasville and there's been renewed interest in seeing its return to service. The train is a part of Douglasvile history that needs to be preserved and be around for future generations to enjoy.
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The train is more than just metal, it's a piece of Douglasville history. - Marshal J. Phipps