History and Romance of Danville Junction by Buford & Smith w/ dust jacket
History and Romance of Danville Junction by Buford & Smith w/ dust jacket
History and Romance of Danville Junction by Buford & Smith w/ dust jacket
History and Romance of Danville Junction by Buford & Smith w/ dust jacket
History and Romance of Danville Junction by Buford & Smith w/ dust jacket

History and Romance of Danville Junction by Buford & Smith w/ dust jacket

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History and Romance of Danville Junction by Buford & Smith w/ dust jacket
 
The History and Romance of Danville Junction or where rails were the only trails by Burfold & Smith
Hard Cover with  dust jacket   damaged
304 pages
Copyright 1942

The saga of local passenger train travelling in the Central West in the 1890s and the 1900s when America was rushing headlong to her present nataional greatness - a review of the years when all journeys beyond the trotting capacity of Old Betsey and Old Nellie were by train with a change of cars necessary in all probablity at Danville Junction ILL
Table of Contents
Dedication, by Sponsors 5
Introductory Note 9
Part One-"When Rails Were the Only Trails" 11
The Railroads in Danville, Ill., area, the Establishment of Danville Junction, the Basis of Guy Mcllvaine Smith's Recollections, by Cary Clive Burford  13
Part Two-"The Saga of the Local Passenger Train", Guy Mcllvaine Smith, His Interesting, Many-Sided Career and His Many Accurate Recollections of Life at Danville Junction, by Guy Mcllvaine Smith  79
Part III-"The Human Equation", People and Personalities at Danville Junction, as Seen by Guy Mcllvaine Smith   170
Part IV-Two Prominent Railway Leaders from Danvilleland, and Past and Present Executives of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, by Cary Clive Burford    268
Junction Jottings by Cary Clive Burford286
People actually seemed to have had more time then. They had an abundance of time, apparently, to "change cars" and to wait for another train.
Grandfather, in his linen duster, liked to tarry three hours at Danville Junction-a scene now gone forever - Grandfather, his linen duster, the Junction itself.
There was a mystery and a thrill then, in a journey by local passenger train, with that inevitable "change of cars", at some busy transfer point, such as Danville Junction, Ill.
A 100-mile trip by local train at the turn of the century constituted a real adventure when rails were indeed the only trails, when the passenger train and especially the local passenger train was supreme in the transportation field.


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