locked Re: Atlanta-Bham Freight Traffic in the 40s-50s


George Courtney
 

Fwiw one of Southern's 1950's coal trains off their Appalachia Division carried the nickname "The Birmingham Special".  This from an Ed Wolfe book.  I recall seeing solid coal trains running through Knoxville.  I don't know but suspect that would be a preferred route rather than via Asheville down Saluda to the Washington-Atlanta main.  

George Courtney

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