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The CSX Clinchfield Route in the 21st Century
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The CSX Clinchfield Route in the 21st Century (Paperback)

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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.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesRailway transport industriesHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 09/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9780253223586  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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