CSX Clinchfield Route in the 21st Century
Authors: Jerry Taylor & Ray Poteat
Publisher/Date: Indiana University Press (c. 2008) First paperback edition, 2011. From the series: Railroads Past and Present
Format/Condition: New paperback book in Fine condition. 168 pages plus bibliography. Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color. Maps.
Description: The authors take readers on a mile-by-mile trip through the tunnels and over the bridges of the historic CSX Clinchfield. Completed in 1915, the Clinchfield Railroad follows a scenic route through rugged mountain country in the eastern United States. Facing the challenge of this difficult terrain, engineers and more than 3,000 laborers built the railroad using construction standards unheard of at the time. The results were so durable and forward looking that for nearly a century there has been no need to enlarge its tunnels or strengthen its bridges. Though the Clinchfield is not well known outside its territory, its history and challenging construction have been continuing sources of fascination for rail fans.