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Slow Trains Down South, Vol. 1: Daily 'Cept Sunday: Mallory Hope Ferrell Slow Trains Down South, Vol. 1: Daily 'Cept Sunday: Mallory Hope Ferrell Slow Trains Down South, Vol. 1: Daily 'Cept Sunday: Mallory Hope Ferrell

Slow Trains Down South, Vol. 1: Daily 'Cept Sunday

Mallory Hope Ferrell

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ISBN 10: 0945434626 / ISBN 13: 9780945434627
Published by Hundman Publishing, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book is in excellent condition, as new. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear only, no tears. Mostly photos, almost all in b&w, with many pen and ink drawings. From the forward: The Bible Belt is generally accepted as covering a sweeping, wide arc of the southeastern United States, extending from West Virginia to East Texas. It was in this territory that small steam powered lines lasted so long and so well. Many of these lines served a single industry, mine, quarry, cotton mill, town or sawmill. When this local industry failed, or the lumber and coal played out, these carriers simply up and quit! The few survivors opted for small diesel power, others were absorbed as a branch of a larger railroad, but most were abandoned in favor of highway transportation - or no transportation at all. Chapters include: A Southerner Returns Home; Almost Heaven.Mountain Mother; Just South of Dixie (Maryland); Virginia Creepers.The Old Dominion; Tarheel Travelers (North Carolina); Nothing Could Be Finer (South Carolina); My Old Kentucky Home; Tennessee Waltz; Less Than Carload; April SALE -- Prices shown are 20% off throughout the month. Bookseller Inventory # 138059

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Title: Slow Trains Down South, Vol. 1: Daily 'Cept ...

Publisher: Hundman Publishing, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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From the author's forward: "Smoke over the Bible Belt" "When it comes to railroads...I've always liked the remote, often run down and obscure. This tome covers many of these lines during the period just before WWII until the arrival of the diesel salesman or abandonment put an end to that order of steam and smoke. "Over the years I had the privilege of traveling doem many twisting backwoods roads that led to the likes of Vinegar Bend, Jetsville, Conosauga and Bonhomie. Often, these trips were made with such fine friends and cameramen as the late Johnny Krause and H. Reid.... "Many of these [railroad] lines served a single industry, mine, quarry, cotton mill, town or sawmill. When this local industry failed, or the lumber and coal played out, these carriers simply "up and quit!" the few survivors opted for new 44 and 70-ton diesels sold by visiting salesmen from General Electric. Others were absorbed as a branch of a larger railroad, but most were abandoned in favor of highway transportation...or no transportation at all."

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