Norfolk Southern spokesman Rick Harris says about 65 trains come through Macon each day.
So are Central Georgia public safety officials ready for a train disaster like the one in Tennessee? 13WMAZ's Kristen Swilley visited Bibb County's emergency management office to find out.
Thousands have been evacuated after an early morning train derailment and fire.
If a train went off track in similar fashion in Macon-Bibb, EMA Director Don Druitt said his department would be ready to jump into action.
"We'll set up shelters, places for those people to go, working with the Red Cross, and if we need to we can help bus them there until the area's clear and made safe again," he said.