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Tall Tales of the Rails: On the Carolina, Clinchfield, & Ohio
by J. L. Lonon
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 093280750X, Hardcover)sit back, relax, and let's begin our trip on the old-fashioned train. We will start at Elkhorn City, Kentucky, and won't stop until we reach Spartan-burg, South Carolina." This is really a trip back in time, centered around one of the most remarkable railroad lines in the eastern part of the U.S. Making brief commentary about specific locations along the scenic route, Lonon includes some interesting bits of history.
Along with a brief biographical sketch of George L. Carter, there are brief sketches about J. Fred Johnson and John B. Dennis and their association with him in building the railroad. The author shares numerous anecdotes. Some are from his childhood in the Blue Ridge Mountains, through which the train ran; others are from later years. after he began his railroading career.
The latter half of the book is filled with Clinch-field Memorabilia. This is in addition to numerous photographs and illustrations, with one found on al-most every page throughout the first part. The au-thor's love for The Clinchfeld is obvious. Thanks in part to this volume, the memory of this phenom-enon "...and its great history will be passed on.. as one of the great accomplishments in the creation of this great country'
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