When the Railroad Leaves Town: American Communities in the Age of Rail Line Abandonment

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Truman State Univ Press, 2001 - Transportation - 350 pages
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This volume tells of closing rail lines from historic junctions, ageing industrial centres, agricultural villages, and familiar tourist destinations throughout the eastern half of the United States. Joseph Schwieterman takes a look at events that contributed to the demise of railroads in 64 towns and cities distinguished by their notable railroad histories or unusual experiences with rail line abandonment. Rail line abandonment claimed more than half of US rail route mileage during the past 50 years and is accompanied by controversial and unexpected developments -- events affecting communities years after the last train departed. This book is a concise narrative, with contrasting photos of local train stations in their prime and after abandonment.
 

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Contents

CONNECTICUT
11
GEORGIA
49
INDIANA
69
KENTUCKY
94
MAINE
104
MASSACHUSETTS
124
MICHIGAN
134
MISSISSIPPI
154
NEW HAMPSHIRE
168
NEW JERSEY
178
NEW YORK
198
Closing Thoughts
317
Additional References
323
About the Author
330
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