Next Stop on Grandpa's Road: History & Architecture of NC&St.L Railway Depots & Terminals Terry L. Coats Author
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The history of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway spanned 112 years. Its infancy sprang from an era when railroading replaced foot, horseback, the wagon, and the flatboat as the primary means of transporting goods. Its demise ushered in the era of Sputnik and the first space explorations.There was an allure to the depots of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. A station on the NC&St.L was a busy, noisy, and fascinating place. People and trains would come and go as baggage, mail, and freight moved back-and-forth between platforms and trains. Travelers hurried to make their way to their departing trains or to make connections between trains on which they had just arrived and those going on to farther destinations. Over 325 pages; 600+ photographs, illustration, and drawings An in-depth history of the NC&St.L Railway from 1845 to 1957 Of interest to railroaders seeking information of railroad stations as well as historians looking for photos of local architecture in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Alabama. History of the NC&St.L through the perils of war from the War Between the States through the Great War and WWII. Detailed analysis of the architecture of the stations and terminals of the NC&St.L Information on signaling, telegraphy, and the roles of the employees aboard the trains and at the stations. Documents the struggles of the Civil Rights movement as it related to American railroads


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