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.
|Author||Matthew C. Bumgarner|
|Publisher||The Overmountain Press|
|Rating||4/5 (25 users)|