Legacy of the Carolina & North-Western Railway

Legacy of the Carolina & North-Western Railway
Author : Matthew C. Bumgarner
Publisher : The Overmountain Press
Total Pages : 190
Release : 1996
ISBN 10 : 1570720525
ISBN 13 : 9781570720529
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


With dozens of never-before-published photographs, this history traces the 140-year rise, fall, and rise again of the Carolina & North-Western Railway. Charting the ups and downs of the line’s construction—the politics, squabbling, triumphs, and failures—the chronicle provides a microcosmic overview of American railroading in this story of a single line. Life on the railroad through the Great Depression, World War II, dieselization, and absorption by Southern Railway is explored, punctuated by the real-life experiences of old-timers. Nearly 200 maps and photographs complement the text. Together they deliver an inspiring, historical tale of the Carolina & North-Western.

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