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Southern Railroad Man
Conductor N. J. Bell's Recollections of the Civil War Era
Edited by James A. Ward
"Those interested in a view of railroading practiced more than a century ago ... will find much of interest here."—National Railway Bulletin
"A rich picture of southern travel, tradition, and culture of a century ago."—Lexington Quarterly
"An invaluable record of changing operational procedures, the development of technology and, above all, the conditions of work of railway staff in the formative years, the Civil War era from 1861 to 1865 and the boom and slump years of the post-war period."—Journal of Transport History
"I was in town that evening when the engine whistled; it looked like everybody in town ran for life, especially men and boys, to the spot where the engine would stop, myself with the rest. I saw horses and mules running in every direction, but never once thought of the one I had ridden to town, until I went to the rack where I had hitched it and found it gone."
—Bell remembers the first engine in Marietta, Georgia
(1994) 220 pp., illus.
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