The Clinchfield No. 1: Tennessee's Legendary Steam Engine

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As general manager for Erwin, Tennessee-based Clinchfield Railroad, Thomas D. Moore found an eighty-six-year-old vintage 4-6-0 ten-wheeler steam engine--the Clinchfield No. 1. Miraculously, the engine had escaped the cutter's torch when, in the mid-1950s, the railroad retired its steam fleet, shuttered passenger service and embraced the diesel era. Moore wanted the No. 1 fully restored and its long life on the rails--which had included being the first train to reach the victims of the 1889 Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood--celebrated as a goodwill ambassador for the railroad. The revived Clinchfield No. 1 led beloved excursion trains that visited seven state capitals, bringing joy to passengers from the Appalachian Mountains to Tampa, Florida. Join authors Mark A. Stevens and A.J. "Alf" Peoples on the journey of the real-life little engine that could.
ISBN: 9781626195967
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: Transportation
Images: 82
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mark A. Stevens has been an editor and publisher for more than twenty-five years. He is president of MAScommunications, a South Carolina publishing and marketing company. In 2010, he received the Unicoi County Historical Society Walter Garland Award for History Preservation. A.J. "Alf" Peoples is a third-generation railroader. In 2014, the East Tennessee Historical Society named Alf and his co-author Mark as recipients of its Award of Distinction for their work in preserving the history of the Clinchfield No. 1.
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