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9780253223586
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The CSX Clinchfield Route in the 21st Century

The CSX Clinchfield Route in the 21st Century

by Jeremy Taylor, Ray Poteat

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Overview

Jerry Taylor and Ray Poteat take readers on a mile-by-mile trip through the tunnels and over the bridges of the historic CSX Clinchfield. Completed in 1915, the Clinchfield Railroad follows a scenic route through rugged mountain country in the eastern United States. Facing the challenge of this difficult terrain, engineers and more than 3,000 laborers built the railroad using construction standards unheard of at the time. The results were so durable and forward looking that for nearly a century there has been no need to enlarge its tunnels or strengthen its bridges. Though the Clinchfield is not well known outside its territory, its history and challenging construction have been continuing sources of fascination for rail fans.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253223586
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/09/2011
Series: Railroads Past and Present
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jerry Taylor, author of Conrail Commodities and A Sampling of Penn Central: Southern Region on Display (IUP, 2000), is a former operating official of several railroads. He lives in Brookville, Indiana.

Ray Poteat is a retired railroader. During his career, which spanned 43 years, he worked in every station and depot on the Clinchfield Railroad. He lives in Forest City, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword by C. K. Marsh Jr.
In Appreciation

1. Then and Now
2. Elkhorn City to Dante
3. Dante to Erwin (Rock Creek)
4. Erwin (Rock Creek) to Marion
5. Marion to Spartanburg
Epilogue

Appendixes
A. Primary Coal Train Power
B. Coal Car Configurations
C. Real Estate Divestures
D. Potpourri
Bibliography
Index

What People are Saying About This

"The Clinchfield is a unique segment of CSX for all the reasons cited in this book. It has a wide following, even today, among the railfan community, almost 25 years after its demise."

C. K. Marsh

The Clinchfield is a unique segment of CSX for all the reasons cited in this book. It has a wide following, even today, among the railfan community, almost 25 years after its demise.

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