Railfanning Review explores railroad news and history.
People and Places of the Western & Atlantic Railroad: Episode 1: Smyrna, Georgia
For this first episode of “People and Places of the Western & Atlantic Railroad,” we’re in the historic Smyrna Memorial Cemetery in Smyrna, Georgia, not far from the Western & Atlantic Railroad.
Railfanning Review: Death on the Rails (Part II)
In an earlier episode, I introduced my talk on “Death on the Rails,” a look at the many ways death might befall people on the rails, whether they were workers, passengers or innocent bystanders.
Railfanning Review: Campaign Trains: A Conversation with Author Edward Segal
I had the opportunity to speak with author Edward Segal, whose new book highlights the history of campaign trains. Segal has compiled a fascinating narrative, giving insight into one of the most overlooked aspects of railroad and political history: how candidates traveled.
Railfanning Review: Death on the Rails (Part I)
Recently, I gave a presentation titled “Death on the Rails.” It was an interesting look at railroad calamities across the years. It’s the kind of topic one could talk about for hours. I had 45 minutes.
Railfanning Review: Cobb County’s Commuter Railroad: The Atlanta Northern Railway
Earlier this year, I spoke to the Georgia Archives about my book on the Atlanta Northern Railway. I took an opportunity to focus on some happenings that I researched at the state archives and the difficulty in determining the facts of history.
Railfanning Review: A Brief Look at the Streetcar Extension in Atlanta
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority plans to spend $176 to 215 million to extend Atlanta’s streetcar line eastward.