Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Author: Melissa Beck
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467113263
Format: PDF
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Having whistled its first "all aboard" in 1988, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway now rambles alongside the Toccoa's clear waters, treating 50,000-plus sightseers annually to verdant mountain scenery. This former Cherokee land's pioneers carved homesteads from rough terrain, doggedly hauling goods via mule wagon. The discovery of rich copper veins in nearby Polk County, Tennessee, attracted an influx of settlers, but before they could enjoy an Industrial Age boom including rail for faster freight movement, they would endure route changes, bankruptcies, and land-rights issues. As Fannin, Polk, and surrounding counties neared the 20th century, the long-anticipated railroad arrived, and with it prosperity. This is a photographic history of the copper miners, shop owners, homesteaders, and railroad workers who made these mountains their homes, often for many proud generations.

History of Georgia Railroads A

Author: Robert C. Jones
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467137774
Format: PDF
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Before the start of the Civil War, Georgia had ten railroads, five of which figured significantly in General William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea. The number of rail lines in the state ballooned after the war. Many were founded by individual entrepreneurs like Henry Plant and Thomas Clyde, while the biggest railroad of them all (Southern Railway) was created out of whole cloth by New York financier J.P. Morgan. At the close of the nineteenth century, consolidation was already in process, and by the end of the next century, only three significant railroads remained in Georgia. Author and historian Robert C. Jones examines Georgia's rail history over the past two centuries and today.

Tourist Trains Guidebook

Author: Trains Magazine
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0871162733
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides reviews and listings for a variety of railroad museums in the United States and Canada.

Das Geschenk

Author: David Baldacci
ISBN: 3838717171
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Eine winterliche Reise mit Bestsellerautor David Baldacci Eine Eisenbahnfahrt von Washington bis nach Los Angeles, wie einst Mark Twain sie unternahm, damit will Tom Langdon seine Freundin zu Weihnachten überraschen. An Bord lernt er eine Vielzahl von ganz unterschiedlichen Menschen kennen. Mit im Gepäck hat ein jeder von ihnen Sorgen und Träumen, Ängste und Hoffnungen. Während sich an Bord dramatische und amüsante Verwicklungen entspinnen, fährt der Zug durch das Land, hinauf zu den Rocky Mountains. Ein Unwetter zieht herauf. Wird der Zug sein Ziel erreichen? Und welches Geschenk wird die Weihnachtszeit für die Passagiere bereithalten? David Baldacci hat eine berührende Geschichte für alle geschrieben, "die Eisenbahnzüge und Weihnachten lieben"

Hidden Georgia

Author: Marty Olmstead
ISBN: 9781569752890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This veteran travel writer returns to her home state to capture its inviting persona (and visit her relatives). The result of her research and recollections is a guide to Hidden Georgia.