East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad 
      Along the ET&WNC Volume VI: Passenger Cars

     Volume Six of the famed Along the ET&WNC series examines both the passenger equipment and operations of the southeast's most beloved shortline railroad. Author Johnny Graybeal dives into nearly 120 years of historical documents and lore, digging up long forgotten nuggets and dozens of rare photographs.
        From the new equipment purchased from Jackson & Sharpe, to homemade cars, to second-hand cars bought from the Lancaster & Chester, each coach, combine, parlor, and baggage car is treated with respect of a scholar and the love a railfan. Another instant classic from Johnny Graybeal.

Volume 6 covers all the passenger equipment of the road, even this ancient baggage car pulled on a train through the Doe River Gorge.

As the railroad grew, so did the quality of the passenger cars, as evidenced by this train, along with the parlor car, "Azelea.".

    Some of the more famous photos of the railroad, such as the cow-crossing, were actually staged, as evidenced by this seldom-seen photograph from the NC Archives. This photo was made to recreate the scene from the short film "Tennessee Tweetsie",

Passenger equipment was not only lettered for the ET&WNC, but for the Linville River Railway subsidiary as well. Here coach 4, formerly of the Lancaster & Chester in South Carolina, sits with one of the open air excursion cars in Johnson City.

      One of the highlights of the book is the rare photographs that have seldom been published before. Not only are outside details documented, but so are the interior details of many of the coaches and combines.

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