Title: Slow Trains Down South Vol. 2: Deep in Dixie
Publisher: Hundman Publishing
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
This book continues Mallory Ferrell's work on the short lines of the American South. His interest began as a teenager in the 1940s. Excursions chasing down the last of steam in the South along with the photographic efforts of others also interested in the subject provide the photography for this excellent book. Contents: acknowledgments, pg. 10; Foreword: Memories of the South, pg. 11; Introduction: What Was a Short Line', pg. 12; Ch. 1: Georgia On My Mind, pg. 16; Ch. 2: Way Down Upon The Suwannee (Florida), pg. 80; Ch. 3: Heart of Dixie (Alabama), pg. 102; Ch. 4: Ghost in Mississippi, pg. 126; Ch. 5: Bayous, Blues & Balloon Stacks (Louisiana), pg. 146; Ch. 6: Arkansas Travelers, pg. 162; Ch. 7: East (By God!) Texas, pg. 188; Ch. 8: Less Than Carload, pg. 214; Index pg 223. Hundman Publishing, hardcover with jacket, 226 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .75 in., B&W and a few Color photographs and illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # hp634
Synopsis: 11x8.5" horizontal format, clothbound with dust jacket. "A pictorial study of steam power on short lines and uncommon carriers of the "Bible Belt" in the glory years, from just prior to World War II, until abandonment or Dieselization overtook them. This volume concentrates on the deepest of the Deep South, and covers the small steam powered lines of Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Eastern Texas."
About the Author: Mallory Hope Ferrell
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