University of Alabama Press: 1997
Cline provides the first comprehensive, illustrated history of Alabama's railroad system.
Alabama Railroads is the first extensive history of the state's railway system, from the chartering of the Tuscumbia Railway Company in January 1830, to the maturity of the system in the latter half of the 20th century, when Amtrak assumed control of the nation's passenger service.
Railroads built Alabama. Without them the state's vast natural resources could not have been developed. Scores of Alabama towns, including the city of Birmingham, owe their existence to the railroads. Moreover, Alabama le... View More...