This First Edition, Hardcover Railroad book titled "Clinchfield Country" was authored by Steve King and copyrighted in 1988.
It has 128 pages, all color photographs each wonderfully text narrated, numerous maps, timetables, documents and lots of great reading. It is 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" and is like new and unmarked except for the former owners ink stamped name on the front fly leaf. The illustrated dust cover is clean and in very good condition with a few minor edge scuffs & 3 very short edge creases.
Clinchfield Country is not just the story of the Clinchfield Railroad. The focus is on the modern-day Clinchfield from the first days of dieselization in 1948 through the last corporate day, December 31, 1982. but it's more than the railroad: it's the people, the industry, the countryside, and even the music.
The shrill whistle of the steam locomotives was heard reverberating through the hills and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on Mar. 31, 1908 when the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad came into being. Every day the Clinchfield hauled nearly 100,000 tons of freight up,over and around and through some of the most rugged countryside in the United States with its 277 mile railroad.
On January 1, 1983, the Clinchfield Railroad ceased to exist as an entity when it was totally absorbed by its lessee, the Seaboard System Railroad. Seventy-five years would pass and although the name would be committed to history, the spirit of the Clinchfield lives on.
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