THE CHARLESTON & HAMBURG A South Carolina Railroad and an American Legacy

THE CHARLESTON & HAMBURG A South Carolina Railroad and an American Legacy

By: Fetters, Thomas

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New, Unread Paperback. No marks or writing. Illustrated with drawings and a few b&w photos. History of an early South Carolina railroad ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 156 pages


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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

Title: THE CHARLESTON & HAMBURG A South Carolina Railroad and an American Legacy

Author Name: Fetters, Thomas

Categories: Transportation - Railroad, South Carolina, South Carolina - History, Transportation,

Publisher: The History Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 1596294205

ISBN Number 13: 9781596294202

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 50595

Keywords: Railroads Trains South Carolina Railroads SOUTHERN Railroads,