Cross-Tie Reaches One Year

With the January 2004 edition, The Cross-Tie marks an anniversary — one year.

In January 2003, The Cross-Tie published its first issue with a cover story about the Feb. 8, 1868, strike on the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad. Nine issues were subsequently published, containing railroad-related news and features.

Inside this issue, a recap of the 10 issues of The Cross-Tie published in 2003 is presented.

Also, in December, launched a new message board, allowing registered users to post their opinions on railroad-related topics.

The new message board, which launched Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, is available by logging onto Registration is free. However, vulgar language and off-topic posts are prohibited. The board is monitored to ensure that those rules aren’t broken.

Also launching at is a new, more in-depth guest book. That can be accessed by logging onto