The photos and drawings that I've seen of Savannah in the cotton hauling days are amazing. Cotton was brought to the market, weighed and sold, and then loaded on to barges that look it out in the river to the ships. What fun! This is seldom modeled stuff.
So let's start on the port, which will be the focal point of the railroad and the first thing you see when you come through the door. Its a busy place with carts, people, trains, and all other types of activity. The flagship structure is the Cotton Exchange will still stands today.
We may start this section before we even build the benchwork for the layout!!!