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Rails Across Dixie : A History of Passenger Trains in the American South (Paperback) (Jim Cox)
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Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid-1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout, the book explores the technological achievements, the romance and the economic impact of traveling on the tracks. Other topics include contemporary museums and excursion trains; the development of commuter rails, monorails, light rails, and other intracity transit trains; the social impact of train travel; and historical rail terminals and facilities. The book is supplemented with more than 160 images and 10 appendices.
Number of Pages: 466
Genre: Transportation, History
Sub-Genre: United States / General, Railroads / General
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Jim Cox
Street Date: February 24, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-5114
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