Riding the rails, Part IV

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By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer

Interlude III

Former Perry resident Russell Tedder has been serving as conductor on a ride through Perry’s railroad history and this week we turn our attention to the man in the driver’s seat.

Tedder, who was guest of honor at the Perry Historic Station’s grand opening in 2009, recently returned to Perry to donate four model trains–representing railroads which at one time served Perry–to the city. The models are now displayed at Java Depot located inside the station.

PHOTO: In this 1997 scene, Russell Tedder, director of Corporate Rail Services for Georgia-Pacific, is inspecting track conditions in the woodyard at the mammoth Georgia-Pacific papermill at Ashdown, Ga.

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