CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – A new web site features pictures of trains running through the heart of Cartersville along the CSX main line.
Also included on the site – https://railfanning.org/trackside/cartersville – is a brief history of railroads in Cartersville and a guide to watching trains in this north Georgia city.
Clarksville, Tenn., resident Todd DeFeo took the photos during 2002 included on the site and wrote the brief history detailing railroads in Cartersville.
The CSX main line running through Cartersville is active. Dozens of trains running between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn., pass through Cartersville daily.
“Cartersville has a great feel to it,” DeFeo said. “The main line is easily accessible and the city is alive with history. It’s hard to find gems such as Cartersville to railfan.”
Cartersville was incorporated as a town in 1850 and a city in 1872. The railroad reaching Cartersville was completed in 1845 and the historical depot was built in 1854, but part of the structure was razed in 1972.
Railfanning.org launched in September 2002 and offers up information about several cities nationwide, including Marietta, Ga., Nashville, Tenn., and St. Louis, Mo. The site also includes information about railroad safety, rolling stock seen on the rails today and general railroad information.
For more, log onto https://railfanning.org.