ASLRRA is sad to share the passing of Benjamin Tarbutton, Jr., a former director of the American Short Line Railroad Association, ASLRRA’s predecessor. According to his obituary, a memorial service will be held July 22.
Tarbutton spent his career with the Sandersville Railroad Company, his family's 127-yearold short line railroad business. He worked there for 65 years until the time of his death, serving as president, vice-president and director. As part of his long and illustrious railroad career, was also founder and president of the Georgia Railroad Association. He co-founded B-H Transfer Company in 1971 and was actively involved in managing his timberland holdings.
Tarbutton’s son, Sandersville Railroad Company President Ben Tarbutton, III, is a member of ASLRRA’s Board of Directors. 06/09/20 | American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
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