Tennessee Central Railway

December 31, 2006 Todd DeFeo 0

The Tennessee Central Railway connected Nashville, Tenn., and Hopkinsville, Ky. The railroad operated until it went bankrupt in 1968. It was taken over by the Illinois Central Gulf, which operated trains through Clarksville until the early 1980s.

The Indiana, Alabama & Texas Railroad

December 31, 2006 Railfanning.org 0

The Indiana, Alabama & Texas Railroad was one of three railroads that used to pass through the Gateway to the New South. However, despite the suggestion of its name, the road never reached Indiana, Alabama or Texas.

An ‘Appalling Catastrophe’

February 1, 2004 Todd DeFeo 0

At about 8 p.m. on Sept. 29, 1906, a northbound Louisville & Nashville Railroad passenger train — No. 102 — steamed towards a swing bridge crossing the Cumberland River. Near the overpass, a glowing red light broke the night’s darkness, signaling for an approaching train to stop.

Cross-Tie Reaches One Year

January 15, 2004 The Cross-Tie 0

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, Railfanning.org 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

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