Railroads in Tennessee
This is a page to launch me into further investigation. I am trying to
get some on-line documentation on the railroads located in the state
of Tennessee. I have started by using maps to locate as many railroads
as I possibly could.
Below is a list of the major railroads that pass through the state :
Class 1 Railroads
AMTRAK makes two stops in Tennessee.
It stops at Memphis and near Dyersburg. These stops are made by the
"City of New Orleans" on its run between Chicago and New Orleans.
AMTRAK is using Illinois Central
Most of the above railroads are well known to the railfan public. I am more
interested in making available information on the many shortline railroads
in Tennessee. I am starting to document these lines so that others may
enjoy them as I intend to do over the next few years. I make no promises
that all of these railroads are still in existence or that any information
that I provide is accurate. This information is based solely on
observation and freely available information.
Short Lines in Tennessee
Railroad attractions in Tennessee
I am in the process to going through pictures of these shortlines and
picking examples to scan and put on-line. I don't have pictures of
many of these shortlines outside of middle Tennessee. If you have
any pictures that you would like to contribute to this documentation
project, I will be happy to have your assistance. If you don't have
a way to scan them, you can send me email
to obtain an address to which you can mail a copy of your pictures. I
can't return them, however so please send copies. If you have scanned
images, I can provide a place for them to be deposited for addition to
the collection. Also if you have additional information about any of these
railroads please send me a message so that I can include it here.
I wish to thank the company of my friend (Mark Bailey)
Jobsoft Design & Development, Inc.
for providing me with the space to carry out this project.