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Eastern Kentucky Railway (KY) (Images of Rail) by Terry L. Baldridge

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Published by Arcadia Publishing .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Kentucky - Local History,
  • Specific Railroads,
  • Transportation,
  • History: American,
  • Railroads - History,
  • Railroads - Pictorial,
  • United States - State & Local - South,
  • History,
  • United States,
  • History / United States / General,
  • KY

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10608249M
ISBN 100738552763
ISBN 109780738552767

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  Eastern Kentucky Railway became a lifeline for the economic and social activities of the people of northeastern Kentucky. Even though the original plan of extending the railway much farther south and bridging the Ohio River to the north never came about, the railway Brand: Arcadia Publishing SC. In , as the Civil War was drawing to a close, plans were underway in Boston for a railroad construction project to begin in Greenup County, Kentucky. Eventually the Eastern Kentucky Railway Company would extend its main track through two more counties, Carter and Lawrence. Spanning just 36 miles of main track from Riverton to Webbville, theEastern Kentucky Railway became a lifeline for . 22 rows  The book "Eastern Kentucky Railway" by Terry L. Baldridge was published in September Locale: northeastern Kentucky. Historical Markers # and # in Greenup County commemorate the Eastern Kentucky Railway, which played an important part in developing the area's coal, iron, and timber resources. The Eastern Kentucky Railway was originally chartered in March by the Kentucky legislature under the name "Argillite Mining and Manufacturing Company." A new charter was issued in December .

For the safety of our customers, volunteers and staff, Kentucky Railway Museum has chosen to resume limited train excursions beginning Saturday, J We will operate excursions only on Saturdays at this time, please see our event calendar for departure time. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling or by visiting This massive compilation contains genealogies of the early families of eastern and southeastern Kentucky, the section originally encompassing the counties of Floyd, Knox, Greenup, and Clay. The genealogies refer to approximat individuals, many of them worked through seven generations. The main families, a number of them of Scotch Reviews: 5. The Weekend Road Trip Through Eastern Kentucky Everyone Should Take. Kentucky is a state that is perfectly set up for a road trip. Each region of the Bluegrass has its own appeal, charm, and unique factors that it makes it easy to want to visit an area that’s unfamiliar.   The pages of this book contain pictures from the late s to — photographs from the archives of area historical societies and from the albums of individuals throughout Eastern Kentucky.

  Eventually the Eastern Kentucky Railway Company would extend its main track through two more counties, Carter and Lawrence. Spanning just 36 miles of main track from Riverton to Webbville, theEastern Kentucky Railway became a lifeline for the economic and social activities of the people of northeastern : ArcadiaPublishing. There are currently four Class Is serving Kentucky (BNSF Railway, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern, and Canadian Pacific), although the two eastern carriers operate the majority of the state's rail network (BNSF and CP merely pass through Kentucky's western tip). Additionally, a few regionals and a handful of shortlines also serve the state. The Kentucky Improvement Company deeded to the newly organized Eastern Kentucky Railway its railroad, two blast furnaces, and ab acres of ore, coal, and timber land. Nathaniel Thayer, who had acquired the major portion of stock in the Eastern Kentucky Railway, became the first president and held that office until his death in Eventually the Eastern Kentucky Railway Company would extend its main track through two more counties, Carter and Lawrence. Spanning just 36 miles of main track from Riverton to Webbville, theEastern Kentucky Railway became a lifeline for the economic and social activities of the people of northeastern Kentucky.