Ghost Railroads of Kentucky

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Indiana University Press, 1968 - Transportation - 257 pages
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Ghost Railroads of Kentucky (first published in 1967) and its two sister volumes, Ghost Railroads of Indiana (1970) and Ghost Railroads of Tennessee (1975), provide the authoritative account of the abandoned lines in the railroad heartland east of the Mississippi. No mere compilation of dry statistics on track closings and running schedules (though they are here too!), this book is full of the life and vigor of Kentucky's economic arteries. Professor Sulzer, a consummate storyteller, recounts the human drama surrounding these ghost lines. Even poor Alex Richardson, shamefully lynched on the new railroad bridge over the Kentucky River at West Irvine, has his sad story told.
 

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Contents

Introduction
10
The Dinky
27
The RineyB
33
Cannel Carrier
43
Two Southern Segments
57
Back in the Menifee Hills
63
The Route of Old Henry
71
One Track Tvo Railroads
73
Phantom Rails of Southeastern Kentucky
123
In Breckinridge Ohio and Hancock
133
Memory Routes of Eastern Kentucky
139
Weitern Coal Field Lines of the Past
149
A Thoroughhred A Workhorse
167
Black Diamond Routes in Knox and McCreary
203
The Whiskey Route
225
Kentuckys Modern Railroads for the Future
233

The Kinney Branch
89
Up North Fork Way
101
In the Pennyrile
113
Locomotive Rosters of the Ghost Lines
243
Chronology and Mileage Tahle of Ahandonments
250
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