DeFeo signed copies of the book and chatted with guests at Acworth Bookstore & Coffee Shop.
“As soon as we arrived in town, my wife and I headed for the historic caboose,” DeFeo said. “Almost immediately, I heard the clanging of the gates at the Lemon Street crossing, and with that, a northbound CSX train pulling a string of primarily tank cars passed through town. I snapped a few pictures, and immediately I knew it was going to be a great day in Acworth.”
On Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, DeFeo appeared at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth and presented information about the railroad. He kicked off his tour at Dogwood Books in Rome in July.
DeFeo, the editor of Railfanning.org, continues his tour on Aug. 24, when he will appear at the 57th Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show in Duluth. He is also scheduled to speak at the Smyrna library at 3 p.m. on Oct. 6.
“Without the Western & Atlantic, towns like Acworth might not exist today,” DeFeo said. “I enjoy the opportunity to help preserve history and talk about the importance of the railroad.”
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