In 1992, The Georgia Department of Transportation purchased the abandoned railway from CSX. The land was purchased with the intentions of it becoming a transit extension but currently the land is being used as a trail for Paulding, Cobb, and Polk Counties.
Construction on the Silver Comet Trail began in Smyrna in 1998 and was completed in 2008 in Anniston, Alabama. The Silver Comet Trail is perfect for walking, biking, rollerblading, dog walking and horse riding.
One of my favorite views is from the Pumpkinvine Trestle near the Rambo Trailhead...maybe it's also the history that goes along with this famous trestle. On October 18, 1903, "Ole 88" Engine 345, jumped the tracks and tore down part of the Pumpkinvine Creek Trestle. It was originally built in 1901 and then rebuilt after the accident.
The trestle is over 750 feet long and towers 126 feet above Pumpkinvine Creek. The trestle was restored in 1999 and now is part of the Silver Comet Trail.