Railroad History Runs Deep in Guthrie, Ky.; Trains Still Run

June 1, 2003 The Cross-Tie 0

GUTHRIE, Ky. — Driving into this small town, hugging the Kentucky- Tennessee state line, one can feel a sense of history, long forgotten over several decades. At one point in history, five railroads served the city. Today, one Class I Railroad and one short-line railroad still pass through Guthrie on a daily basis. Trains first reached Guthrie in the 1850s. And within the next 30 years, Guthrie became a hub for travelers and railroads. Trains left Guthrie, connecting to almost anywhere in the Eastern United States. The first, and most famous railroad to serve Guthrie, was the Louisville & Nashville

The Crescent’s History

August 31, 2002 Railfanning.org 0

ATLANTA – The Crescent in its modern-day incarnation is rooted deep in southern history. The Crescent traces its heritage back to the 1890s. The Washington & Southwestern Vestibule Limited launched in 1891, running from New York to New Orleans. According to American Heritage Dictionary, a vestibule is “an enclosed area at the end of a passenger car on a railroad train.” That was considered a luxury for passengers to be able to walk between cars all the while protected from the elements. A 1950 edition of Ties magazine stated: “In an important sense, the new Crescent came to us from

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