Carolinas Shortlines In Color Volume 2 from Morning Sun Books is a colorful look at the traditional shortlines of the Carolinas from 1950 to 1980. Author Gary Carlson captures the unique operations of several "traditional" small southeastern railroads focusing not only on little-known steam era lines that operated until 1950 but also on stronger roads that survived into the diesel era. Declining local economies and increasing operating costs led to the demise by 1980 of most of the once-independent, locally owned, managed and operated shortlines that were abandoned, merged into larger railroads, or acquired by shortline holding companies. A few lines covered include the Greenville and Northern, Laurinburg and Southern, the Winston-Salem Southbound and many more. Carolinas Shortlines In Color is a treasure trove of photos great for modeling inspiration and great information for railfans and historians.
- 128 pages