Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968

Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968

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Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer 2nd printing revised 1968
 
((Ghost Railroads of Kentucky by Elmer G Sulzer
Hard cover with dust jacket ( Damaged)  Wtriting inside front cover  
Copyright 1967 SECOND printing Revised 1968  
257 pages

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction. 10
Chapter 1 - "The Late and Early".13                                                                       
North Winchester to Maloney (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD)
Chapter 2 - "The Dinky"27                                                               
Campton Junction to Campton (MOUNTAIN CENTRAL RAILWAY)
Chapter 3 - "The Riney-B"..33                                                                  
Millville to Irvine (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD) Heidelberg to Ida May (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD)
Chapter 4 - "Cannel Carrier"... 43                                                                          
OBK Junction to Licking River (OHIO & KENTUCKY RAILWAY)
Chapter 5 - "Four Lumber Carriers"51                                                                             
A. Kings Mountain to Yosemite (CINCINNATI & GREEN RIVER RAILWAY)                                  
B. KN Junction to Simcoe (KENTUCKY NORTHERN RAILROAD)                                                        
C. Caryton to Turkey Foot (KENTUCKY, ROCKCASTLE & CUMBERLAND RAILROAD)               
D. Lombard or Nada to Big Woods (BIG WOODS. RED RIVER LOMBARD RAILROAD)
Chapter 6 - "Two Southern Segments". 57                                                                            
A. Versailles to Georgetown (SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM)                                                      
B. Burgin Junction to Burgin (SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM)
Chapter 7 - "Back in the Menifee Hills"63                                                                           
A. Mt. Sterling to Rothwell (CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY)                                                        
B. Rothwell to McCausey and Apperson (RED RIVER VALLEY RAILROAD)
Chapter 8 - "The Route of `Old Henry' " 71                                                                                            Lancaster to Fort Estill (LOUISVILLE 8 NASHVILLE RAILROAD)
Chapter 9 - "One Track - Two Railroads" 73                                                                            
A. Salt Lick to Blackwater (LICKING RIVER RAILROAD)                                                                   
B. Olympia to Owingsville (OWINGSVILLE & OLYMPIA RAILROAD)
Chapter 10 - "Two Northern Kentucky Abandonments" .. 81                                             
A. Brooksville to Wellsburg (BROOKSVILLE & OHIO RIVER RAILROAD)                                        
B. Hillsboro to Flemingsburg Junction (CINCINNATI, FLEMINGSBURG & SOUTHEASTERN RAILROAD: AND FLEMINGSBURG & NORTHERN RAILROAD)
Chapter 11 - "The `Kinney' Branch". 89                                                                           
Garrison to Gesling (CHESAPEAKE B OHIO RAILWAY)
Chapter 12 - "Commuters' Narrow Gauge" -93                                                             
Water Works to Prospect (LOUISVILLE & INTERURBAN RAILROAD)
Chapter 13 - "Up North Fork Way"101                                                  
A. Clack Mountain Tunnel to Redwine (MOREHEAD & NORTH FORK RAILROAD)                   
B. Redwine to Rush Branch (LENOX RAILROAD)                                                                           
C. Five Shorties:                                                                                                                                            
i. Lawton Junction to Brinegar (PORTSMOUTH & TYGERT VALLEY RAILROAD)                               
i. Rodburn to Pine Springs (KENTUCKY NORTHERN RAILROAD)                                                        
iii. Limestone to timber (PANTHER GAP RAILROAD)                                                                       
iv. Rodburn to timber (TRIPLETT & BIG SANDY RAILROAD)                                                       
v. Rodburn to clay mines ("CHRISTY CREEK RAILROAD")
Chapter 14 - "In the Pennyrile"113                                         
A. Russellville to Adairville (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD)                                           
B. Gracey to Princeton Junction (LOUISVILLE NASHVILLE RAILROAD)                                          
C. Elkton to Guthrie (ELKTON & GUTHRIE RAILROAD)
Chapter 15 - "Phantom Rails of Southeastern Kentucky" 123                                                         
A. Rockcastle Route:                                                                                                                                
i. Altamont and East Bernstadt to Viva (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD)                         
ii. Viva to McKee (ROCKCASTLE RIVER RAILWAY, AND BOND-FOLEY LUMBER COMPANY RAILROAD)
B. Short Shifts:                                                                                                                                             
i. Burnside Junction to Burnside Landing (CINCINNATI. BURNSIDE & CUMBERLAND RIVER RAILWAY)                                                                                                                                       ii. Jellico to Halsey (JELLICO, BIRDEYE & NORTHERN RAILWAY)                                                  
iii. Greenwood to Beaver mine (GREENWOOD RAILWAY B COAL COMPANY)                             
iv. Honorable Mentions
Chapter 16 - "In Breckinridge, Ohio, and Hancock". 133                                                  
A. Irvington to Hartford (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD)                                                 
B. Cloverport to Victoria (BRECKINRIDGE COAL ROAD)
Chapter 17 - "Memory Routes of Eastern Kentucky". 1139                                               
A. Riverton to Webbville (EASTERN KENTUCKY RAILWAY)                                                            
B. Walbridge to Richardson via Peach Orchard (CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY)                 
C. "Streaks of Rust"
Chapter 18 - "Western Coal Field Lines of the Past"  149
A. Clay to Morganfield (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD)                                                  
B. Clay to Dixon (ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD)                                                                              
C. Henderson to McClain (ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD)                                                           
D. "Work Extras"
Chapter 19 - "Three Jackson Purchase. Odyssies" 157                                                                      
A. Mississippi Odyssey (RAILROADS OF COLUMBUS)                                                                            
B. Obion Odyssey-Hickman to Union City (NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA 8 ST. LOUIS RAILWAY)                                                                                                                                    C. Bayou Odyssey-Barlow to East Cairo (ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD)
Chapter 20 - "A Thoroughbred, A Workhorse and Two Old Sires" 167             
A. The Death of a Thoroughbred-Chicle to Paris (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD)                                                                                                                                                B. A Workhorse Expires-Shelbyville to Bloomfield (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE. RAILROAD)                                                                                                                                                C. Mention of Two Old Sires                                                                                                   
D. And a Patriarch Breathes its LastLaGrange to Eminence (LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD)
Chapter 21 - "Gay 'Nineties Rendezvous" 195                              
Glasgow Junction to Mammoth Cave (MAMMOTH CAVE RAILROAD)
Chapter 22 - "Black Diamond Routes in Knox and McCreary' 203                                               
A. Artemus to Wheeler and Anchor (ARTEMUS-JELLICO RAILROAD)                                                  
B. White Oak Junction to Bell Farm and Oz to Co-Operative (KENTUCKY & TENNESSEE RAILWAY)
Chapter 23 - "The Whiskey Route" 225                                                                   
Georgetown to Paris (FRANKFORT & CINCINNATI RAILROAD)                                                      
"Kentucky's Modern Railroads for the Future" . . . . . . . . 233
Bibliography242
Appendix 1 - Locomotive Rosters of the Ghost Lines  244
Appendix 2 - Chronology and Mileage Table of Abandonments 250
Appendix 3 - Abandoned Railroads by Counties   252
Appendix 4 - Kentucky's Abandoned Narrow Gauge Railroads. 253
Appendix 5 - Abandoned Mileages by Trunk-Line Systems .. 253
Appendix 6 - Index and Cross-References of Abandoned Line Names . 254

Up to now, the interesting old abandoned rail lines of Kentucky have generally been given the silent treatment. But GHOST RAILROADS OF KENTUCKY authored by Elmer G. Sulzer and published by Vane A. Jones of Indianapolis, Indiana, has gone far to remedy this situation.
Sulzer, a Professor of Radio and Television at Indiana University, has devoted more than twenty-five years to the researching and writing about the defunct lines of Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. Almost a thousand interviews, the painstaking inspection of old records, and on-the-spot examinations have resulted in an authoritative buckram-bound book that covers every steam-operated abandonment in the Bluegrass State.
It will come as a shock to Colorado rail buffs to face the fact that Kentucky at one time or another had twenty-eight narrow gauge railroads bearing such picturesque names as the Red River Valley ; Big Woods, Red River Lombard; Mountain Central; Panther Gap; Breckinridge Coal; and Red River Beattyville Southern.
Indeed, Louisville had a narrow gauge commuter railroad, the Louisville, Harrods Creek Westport that later was standard-gauged and still later converted to electric operation.
All in all, exactly 1,028.10 miles of main line trackage, more than a fourth of Kentucky's all-time high of 4,055 miles, have been abandoned and are discussed in this book. Many old time photographs have been deftly reproduced through the off-set process. A score or more of maps and many profiles are included. A master map of Kentucky showing all existing main line trackage as well as all abandoned segments, keyed to the respective chapters, is an important part of the book.
Appendices are devoted to locomotive rosters of the abandoned lines, a chronological list of abandonments, abandonments by counties, by trunk line systems, a list of the narrow gauge lines, and an index and cross-reference of the various names under which the abandoned routes paraded.
And a sparkling selection of full color reproductions of color photographs and original oil paintings especially painted for this book by the famous railroad artist, Norman C. Miller, Jr. makes this book a must for the serious railroad historian, model builder and railfan, as well as those native to the state of Kentucky who would wish to preserve a bit of the glorious days of railroading in the mountains, the timberlands, the coal fields and the bluegrass regions.

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