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The CSX Clinchfield Route in the 21st Century


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Foreword by C. K. Marsh Jr.
In Appreciation1. Then and Now
2. Elkhorn City to Dante
3. Dante to Erwin (Rock Creek)
4. Erwin (Rock Creek) to Marion
5. Marion to Spartanburg
A. Primary Coal Train Power
B. Coal Car Configurations
C. Real Estate Divestures
D. Potpourri

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The genesis and challenging construction of the Clinchfield route

About the Author

Jerry Taylor, author of Conrail Commodities and A Sampling of Penn Central: Southern Region on Display (IUP, 2000), is a former operating official of several railroads. He lives in Brookville, Indiana.Ray Poteat is a retired railroader. During his career, which spanned 43 years, he worked in every station and depot on the Clinchfield Railroad. He lives in Forest City, North Carolina.


"The Clinchfield is a unique segment of CSX for all the reasons cited in this book. It has a wide following, even today, among the rail-fan community, almost 25 years after its demise." C. K. Marsh, Jr., author of Clinchfield in Color "The text is well-written, easy to read, and thoroughly researched, and is accompanied by several detailed maps and a good variety of b&w photography..." Railfan and Railroad "Packed with a wealth of history and lovely color photos, including many from southwest Virginia, this is a coffee table book that will spend far more time between rail fan's hands than lying on the table." Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch "The two authors bring great credibility to this book." Ron Flanary, Trains

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