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Chattanooga Railroads

Embark on a historical journey with the Chattanooga Railroads series at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum blog. These posts offer a deep dive into the rich railroad history of Chattanooga, a city pivotal in the development of American rail transport. Discover the stories of the lines, stations, and key figures that shaped Chattanooga’s railroading legacy. From the golden age of steam to modern advancements, each article provides insights into the significant role Chattanooga played in connecting communities and industries across the nation.

Civil War Railroads in East Tennessee

In the midst of the American Civil War, Chattanooga, Tennessee, became the focal point of a silent yet decisive battleā€”a battle for control over the supply lines that the railroads represented. Two major railroads, the Western & Atlantic Railroad (W&A) and the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad (ET&G), converged here, forming a vital artery for…