Trains Between Sheffield, AL and Columbia, SC

Train to SC from Ala

1. The Southern Railway trains went through Chattanooga and the mountains of Tennessee

2. The train would stop at the bottom of Lookout Mountain and wait for a special   engine to arrive from behind to push while the standard engine pulled to get the train over the Tennessee mountains

3. My mother had an uncle who was a Pullman Conductor for the Southern Railway and was working on the train we rode at least once. The job of Pullman Conductor carried considerable prestige among rural passengers in the 50’s.


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