Chattanooga's Terminal Station, Tennessee (Images of Rail Series)

Chattanooga's Terminal Station, Tennessee (Images of Rail Series)

by Justin W. Strickland
     
 

Long before Glenn Miller made the world-famous "Chattanooga Choo Choo" an American icon, Chattanooga was already a bustling railroad community. By the beginning of the 20th century, passenger trains overwhelmed Chattanooga's two railroad depots and a larger station was needed. The solution was Terminal Station, which rivaled most Southern depots in size, expense,

Overview


Long before Glenn Miller made the world-famous "Chattanooga Choo Choo" an American icon, Chattanooga was already a bustling railroad community. By the beginning of the 20th century, passenger trains overwhelmed Chattanooga's two railroad depots and a larger station was needed. The solution was Terminal Station, which rivaled most Southern depots in size, expense, and aesthetic beauty. Providing transportation to cities throughout the country, the terminal made its mark as the gateway for rail from the agricultural south to the industrial north. Following its closure, the terminal was reopened as a renowned hotel and entertainment complex in 1973, becoming one of Chattanooga's many exciting attractions. Images of Rail: Chattanooga's Terminal Station follows the history of this depot in both stories and photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738568089
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/29/2009
Series:
Images of Rail Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,182,248
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Author Justin W. Strickland has over 10 years experience in the tourist, railroad, and hospitality industries. After moving to Chattanooga from Atlanta in 2006, Strickland gained knowledge through research on Terminal Station and local railroad history.

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