Railroads of North Carolina

Author: Alan Coleman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 512

Since the opening of the first permanent railway in 1833, hundreds of railroad companies have operated in North Carolina. Rail transportation, faster and more efficient than other methods of the era, opened new markets for the products of North Carolina's farms, factories, and mines. Over the years, North Carolina rail companies have ranged in size from well-engineered giants like the Southern Railway to temporary logging railroads like the Hemlock. Cross ties and rails were laid across almost every conceivable terrain: tidal marshes, sand hills, rolling piedmont, and mountain grades. Vulnerable to the turbulent and unregulated economies of the day, few railroad companies escaped reorganizations and receiverships during their corporate lives, often leaving tangled and contradictory histories in their passing.

North Carolina By Rail

Author: David Robinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 86

View: 279

A reference book for traveling by passenger train in North Carolina for business and pleasure. How to travel between cities by train, what to see and do when you arrive, and how to get to your destination by local public transportation. Suggestions for trips and contact information with local travel and tourism offices, and many more essential facts at your fingertips.

A State Movement in Railroad Development

The Story of North Carolina's First Effort to Establish an East and West Trunk Line Railroad

Author: Cecil Kenneth Brown

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 300

View: 125

The story of North Carolina's railroad development is the story of a long and unsuccessful struggle to secure a trunk line east and west. Today the main railroads run north and south, following the fundamental geographical lay of the land, the original dream defeated by geography, sectional differences, politics, and the paralyzing effects of war. Originally published in 1928. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Rail Depots of Eastern North Carolina

Author: Larry K. Neal, Jr.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 747

Railroads have been an integral part of North Carolina since the 1850s, allowing goods and people to travel across the state or to other areas of the country. For many years, the main focus of small towns and large cities in the state was the railroad depots. Residents could purchase train tickets, businesses sought to ship or receive goods for market, and kids loved to visit and wave to the passing train crews. During the Christmas season, presents ordered from catalogs would arrive by Railway Express and were delivered to homes across the area. Mail was also delivered by rail to the depots, even if the train did not stop at a particular community. This book hopes to provide rail enthusiasts, local and economic historians, and history lovers in general a look back at the heyday of railroads and how much they affected daily life in North Carolina.

A History of Railroading in Western North Carolina

Author: Cary Franklin Poole

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 191

View: 543

In this work, the most comprehensive of its kind, the author examines in engaging narrative and wonderful photography the development of the area’s complete railroading industry—Class 1 railroads, short lines, industrial and mining roads, and logging lines. Added to the textual histories are more than three hundred photographs and illustrations, including timetables and maps for most of the lines discussed.

All Aboard!

Exploring North Carolina by Train

Author: North Carolina. Department of Transportation. Rail Division

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroad travel

Page: 8

View: 476

The North Carolina Railroad, 1849-1871, and the Modernization of North Carolina

Author: Allen W. Trelease

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 269

In telling the story of the North Carolina Railroad's independent years (1849-71), Trelease covers all aspects of the company and its development, including its construction and rolling stock; its management, labor force, and labor policies; its passenger and freight operations; and its role in the Civil War. He also assesses the impact of the railroad on the economic and social development of North Carolina. Originally published in 1991. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Tweetsie Country

The East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad

Author: Mallory Hope Ferrell

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 219

View: 845

Tweetsie Country can be roughly defined as being bound on the north by the Great Depression, on the east by the state of North Carolina, on the west by Tennessee, and on the south by hope and determination. Here is all the color and charm of the Tweetsie, with its broad gauge aspirations on a narrow gauge budget. It is the story of a unique little railroad that traveled the Blue Ridge country and won the hearts of those who lived there. This handsome pictorial history includes 250 outstanding photographs, plus maps, scale drawings, and three full-color paintings by Mike Pearsall and Casey Holtzinger.

Smoky Mountain Railways

Author: Jacob Morgan Plott and Bob Plott

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

View: 633

Charter and By-Laws of the North Carolina Rail Road Company, with the Proceedings of the First Meeting of Stockholders at Salisbury, N.C., July 11, 12

Author: North Carolina Railroad Company

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 392

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The South Carolina Encyclopedia

Author: Walter B. Edgar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 1077

View: 321

With nearly 2,000 entries and 520 illustrations, this comprehensive reference surveys the history and culture of the Palmetto State from A to Z, mountains to coast, and prehistory to the present.

Proceedings of the Stockholders of the North Carolina Rail Road Company [Serial]

Author: North Carolina Railroad Company

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 24

View: 243

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Investing in the Future

North Carolina's Passenger Rail Development Programs : Draft

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 78

View: 585

Proceedings of the Stockholders of the North Carolina Rail Road Company [serial]: 1903

Author: North Carolina Railroad Company

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 30

View: 477

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.