December 16
December 16

History of the Carolina and North-Western Railway

Golden spikes, robber barons, terrifying wrecks, and stoic trainmen abound in this volume dedicated to the history of a revered short line railway. The Carolina & North-Western, a premier standard gauge railroad at the end of its many trials and transformations, allowed expansion into the timber-rich areas of the North Carolina mountains and introduced logging on a large scale to the region.

This incredibly easy-to-read work, with dozens of never- before-published photographs, traces the 140-year rise and fall and rise again of this tenacious railway. Charting the ups and downs of the line’s construction—the politics, squabbling, triumphs, and failures—the author 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 are 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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ISBN: 978-1-57072-052-9

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