So Why The Name Railway Freight?
In 1969, H.D. Neal opened Railway Freight and sold just about everything he could get delivered via the railway. He carried new and discontinued merchandise, from building supplies and groceries to furniture and appliances...literally everything!
After Several years, H.D. Neal started focusing on furniture and appliances but the name remained the same. In 1980, W.T. Neal bought his brothers business and Railway Freight had become well known in Albany Georgia as the place to go for quality furniture and the name had to stay. As the business continued to grow W.T. Neal and two of his sons, Jeff and Steve Neal expanded to a second location in Americus Georgia.
Jeff and Steve took over Railway Freight in the early 90's. Since then, the business has continued to grow and a third store was introduced in Tifton Georgia.
Tifton, Georgia was assessed to be great site for locating the quality furniture business being conducted in the other two locations. With the assistance of Steve and Jeff Neal, J. Mullinax (son-in-law of the Albany founder, HD Neal), was acquired to begin the newest addition. In January of 1999, J. solely took over the reins and has continued the tradition of offering furniture at affordable prices. Since 1999, Railway Freight ~ Tifton has made a positive impact in the small business community of downtown Tifton.
Most recently, with the next generation of family entering the business we are excited to open our fourth location January 2015 in Cordele GA. We are so excited to be there and already feel a part of the community.
Even though the merchandise is no longer delivered by train, Railway Freight remains one of the oldest independent furniture stores in Southwest GA.