Gene Huddleston relates his Appalachian roots and experiences on the C&O, N&W, and other routes in the mountainous regions that produced this country's coal. Many obscure short lines!
Contents:Trackside in Appalachia, pp. 3-6,What is Appalachia?, pp. 7-13,An Appalachian Heritage, pp. 14-21,Black Diamonds on Bright and Shiny Rails, pp. 22-33,Appalachia's Other Natural Resources, pg. 34,King Coal Aside, What Else Moved by Rail?, pp. 35-50,Land Forms in Appalachia, pp. 51-57,Motive Power on Major Appalachia Roads, pg. 58,Steam Locomotives in Appalachia, pp. 59-69,Power for the Road, pp. 70-77,Diesel and Electric Representative Types, pp. 78-83,Passenger Trains in Appalachia, pp. 84-94,Suggestions for Modeling, pp. 95-114,Microcosm of Appalachia: The Gauley Bridge Area, 115-127,Epilogue, pg. 128.
Hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 in., Color photographs with captions.