Web site features trains in Marietta, Ga.

December 30, 2003 Railfanning.org 0

Marietta, Ga. – An updated website chronicles railroad activity in this metropolitan Atlanta town. Also included on the site – http://railfanning.org/trackside/marietta/ – is a brief history of railroads in Marietta. Everyday, dozens of freight trains pass through the town, which grew up along the Western and Atlantic Railroad’s main lines. Over the years, several other railroad companies have operated the tracks, today under the control of CSX Transportation. “Downtown Marietta offers railfans prime real estate for watching trains,” said Clarksville, Tenn., resident Todd DeFeo, webmaster of Railfanning.org. “Sidewalks along the right-of-way provide a safe viewing area of this heavily traveled

Editor Lectures on Clarksville Railroads

December 1, 2003 The Cross-Tie 0

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

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