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Carolina & N-W Legacy
Matt Bumgarner
Overmountain Press
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2009-03-03 08:05:07
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Carolina & N-W

The Legacy of the Carolina and North-Western Railway

By Matthew C. Bumgarner.

Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11, 190 pages, b/w photos throughout, maps, ephemera, bibliography.

"Dozens of never - before-published photographs trace 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."