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 jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.