The Charleston & Hamburg: A South Carolina Railroad & an American Legacy
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Many claim that the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was the first in the United States, but in reality the Charleston & Hamburg was the first to provide regular service to passengers when it opened its doors in Charleston, South Carolina, on Christmas Day 1830. It would ultimately carry people and goods from the Lowcountry to what is now north Augusta. This volume by historian Thomas Fetters presents a fresh new look at the development and operations of America's premier railroad, including surprising information about key players and newly discovered stories about the railroad's role in the American Civil War. A comprehensive account of the Charleston & Hamburg's history from its inception through Reconstruction, The Charleston & Hamburg, with its forgotten stories of America's premier railroad, is a necessary addition to the bookshelves of historians and rail fans alike!
The History Press
: 9781596294202
: The History Press
: 03/01/2008
: South Carolina
: 59 Black And White
: 160
: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
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Thomas Fetters is a retired Research Scientist, Manager, and Director in the packing industry. A lifelong railroad enthusiast, Mr. Fetters has written three previous books on the subject: The Piedmont and Northern (Golden West Publications), Palmetto Traction (Harold Cox Publishers), and Logging Railroads of South Carolina (Heimburger House Press). Although he spent much of his life in South Carolina, he currently lives in Illinois.
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