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Helping Deliver a Peachy Economy

Georgia is the nation’s number one producer of the three Ps — peanuts, pecans and peaches. Peaches and railroads have a very unique history. Samuel Rumph, a 19th century peach grower in Georgia, developed a refrigerated rail car, making it possible to ship Georgia peaches to larger markets in Boston, Philadelphia and New York. As a result, northern customers started associating Georgia with peaches. With the help of railroads, Georgia’s economy is peachy indeed.