Rail Depots of Eastern North Carolina (Images of Rail) (Paperback)

Rail Depots of Eastern North Carolina (Images of Rail) By Larry K. Neal Cover Image
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Description


Railroads have been an integral part of North Carolina since the 1850s, allowing goods and people to travel across the state or to other areas of the country. For many years, the main focus of small towns and large cities in the state was the railroad depots. Residents could purchase train tickets, businesses sought to ship or receive goods for market, and kids loved to visit and wave to the passing train crews. During the Christmas season, presents ordered from catalogs would arrive by Railway Express and were delivered to homes across the area. Mail was also delivered by rail to the depots, even if the train did not stop at a particular community. This book hopes to provide rail enthusiasts, local and economic historians, and history lovers in general a look back at the heyday of railroads and how much they affected daily life in North Carolina.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467126229
ISBN-10: 1467126225
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: September 4th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of Rail