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SUBJECT GUIDE: RAILROADS
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Formed in 1908, the railway carried passengers and freight between Elkhorn, Ky. and Spartanburg, S. C. Extensive records (1899-1979) include correspondence, minute books, annual reports, engineering files, financial records, blueprints, accident and personal injury files, line and topographical survey maps.
Includes personnel files, memoranda, correspondence, minutes, maps, newsclippings, pamphlets, newsletters, construction diagrams, and miscellaneous records documenting the history and construction of the CC&O and the management of its engineering department.
Documents the railroad in Appalachia during the first-half of the 20th century. It includes images of ET&WNC Railroad, Cy Crumley, and other railroad personnel.
Includes photographs relating to three railroad lines: East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, Linville River, and the Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio. Scenes depict engines, depots, rail lines, roundhouses, shops, and rail crews.
Documents the history of the ET&WNC and the Linville River Railway through company records, publications, maps, oral histories, films, video recordings, and photographs. Collected by members of the Historical Society, this collection covers 1883-2005, but predominantly 1910-1950.
Originally chartered in 1866 to carry iron from Cranberry, N. C. to Elizabethton, Tenn., this narrow gauge railroad eventually ran from Johnson City, Tenn. to Saginaw, N. C. Extensive records (1868-1966) include correspondence, financial ledgers, minute books, and annual statements. Includes records related to the Linville River Railway and Inner City Trucking.
Includes interviews about the Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio Railway and other East Tennessee railroads during the period 1922-62.
Collection focuses on Hattan's career as a railroad engineer and on his personal involvement in the construction of two railroads in the early 20th century: the Western Maryland Railway and the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railway.
Includes correspondence and personal papers related to early Tennessee railroad development. Subjects include the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, Hiwassee Railroad, the Western and Atlantic Railroad, and the transcontinental railroad.
This research collection documents railroad and coal operations of the Clinchfield & Ohio Railway in the mid-to-late 20th century. Includes correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, and industrial data.
Founded in 1883, this major steel and aluminum fabricator company's records include ledgers, journals, financial records, office files, union contracts, board minutes, photographs, and other company records. Some material relates to business with the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad and the Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio Railway.
Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and other material documenting Knight's activities (1972-83) as a board member of the Carolina, Clinchfield, and Ohio Railway. Much of the correspondence relates to the sale of the CC&O to the CSX Corporation in 1983.
This collection of slides, photographs, negatives, and video documents railroading, primarily in the Southeast. Photographed by Loudermilk, the images span the transition from steam to diesel.
In the 1870s, Vance supplied railroad ties and lumber on section 14 of the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad. This day book is a handwritten record of transactions related to this operation and covers May 31, 1870 - December 31, 1870.
Consists of ET&WNC Transportation Company records while Wilhoit was employed by the company. Includes Board minutes, resolutions, memos, correspondence, and accounting records. Covers the Red Ball Motor Freight Corporation's acquisition of ET&WNC Transportation Company.
Historian Pat Alderman discusses the North Carolina community of Lost Cove, which, accessible only by rail or foot, became a ghost town when the railroad discontinued service.
Bell, Augusta Grove. Circling Windrock Mountain: two hundred years in Appalachia. F443.A5 B45 1998
Campbell, E. T. Tweetsie tales: a collection of reminiscences. 1989. TF25.E37 C36
Cohen, Norm. Long steel rail: the railroad in American folksong. 1981. ML3551.C57
Dellinger, Clyde J. Tweetsie and the Clinchfield Railroads: crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1975. HE3669.E34 D44
Ferrell, Mallory H. Tweetsie country: the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad. 1976. TF25.E37 F47
Goforth, James A. Building the Clinchfield: a construction history of America's most unusual railroad. 1983. HE2791.C37 G63
Goforth, James A. When steam ran the Clinchfield. 1991. TF25.C59 G64
Graybeal, Johnny. Along the ET&WNC. vols.1-5. TF25.E37 G73
Harshaw, Lou. Trains, trestles, and tunnels: railroads of the Southern Appalachians. 1977.TF23.2.H35
King, Steve. Clinchfield country . 1988. HE279.C753 K55
Lonon, J. L. Tall tales of the rails: on the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio .1989. TF2.C59 L66
Lovelace, Jeff. Mount Mitchell: its railroad and toll road. TF25.M68 L68 1994
Noe, Kenneth W. Southwest Virginia's railroad: modernization and the sectional crisis. 1994. HE2771.V8 N64
Poole, Cary Franklin. A history of railroading in western North Carolina. HE2771.N8 P66 1995
Scheer, Julian. Tweetsie, the Blue Ridge sidewinder. 1958. HE3669.E34 S3 87106 IMC
Smith, Ross. Reminiscences of an old-timer. 1930. F444.J7 S65
Sulzer, Elmer G. Ghost railroads of Tennessee. 1975. TF24.T2 S94
Waite, John R. The Blue Ridge Stemwinder: an illustrated history of the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad and Linville River Valley Railway. TF25.E37 W358 2003
Way, William. The Clinchfield railroad: the story of a trade route across the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1931. HE2791.C788243
Weals, Vic. Last train to Elkmont: a look back at life on Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains. F443.L63 W43 1991
Westveer, Neal B. Railroad crossings of the Blue Ridge: 1879-1909. 1990. HE1618.A2 W48