Todd DeFeo, publisher of The Cross-Tie, presents a lecture — Railroads in Clarksville: The Present and the Future — to a journalism class at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. DeFeo presented the lecture on Oct. 30.
Much of the basic information in the presentation can be viewed at Railfanning.org. For more information, log onto: http://railfanning.org/trackside/clarksville/.
Three major railroads passed through Clarksville — the Tennessee Central Railway, later the Illinois Central Gulf; the Indiana, Alabama and Texas Railroad, later the Louisville and Nashville Railroad; and the Memphis, Clarksville and Louisville Railroad, later the L&N Railroad and today the line is operated by R.J. Corman, a regional railroad.
The February 2004 edition of The Cross-Tie will feature a special, in-depth report about railroads in the Queen City.