Rails Across Dixie: A History of Passenger Trains in the American South (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Nov 10, 2010 - Transportation - 476 pages
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Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid-1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout, the book explores the technological achievements, the romance and the economic impact of traveling on the tracks. Other topics include contemporary museums and excursion trains; the development of commuter rails, monorails, light rails, and other intracity transit trains; the social impact of train travel; and historical rail terminals and facilities. The book is supplemented with more than 160 images and 10 appendices.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
I The Manufacture of Transportation
7
II Dixie Legends
25
III The Human Dimension
211
IV Present and Future
239
Appendices
273
Chapter Notes
441
Bibliography
455
Index
457
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Jim Cox, a leading radio historian, is an award-winning author of numerous books on the subject. A retired college professor, he lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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