Nashville and Eastern Railroad

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.

This is one of the many railroads that I have discovered 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 this railroad is still in existence or that any information that I provide is accurate. This information is based solely on observation and freely available information.


Nashville - Donelson - Mt. Juliet - Lebanon - Watertown - Gordonsville - Baxter - Cookeville - Algood - Monterey

(With a branch from Gordonsville - Carthage)


CSX in Nashville




The Nashville and Eastern is the host railroad for the Broadway dinner Train out of Nashville. There are also a number of special excursions which use the Broadway dinner train equipment every year. See the Tennessee Railroad Attractions section for more information on this.
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
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