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Tennessee Central Railway
The Tennessee
Tennessee
Central Railway was founded in 1884 as the Nashville and Knoxville Railroad
Railroad
by Alexander S. Crawford. It was an attempt to open up a rail route from the coal and minerals of East Tennessee
Tennessee
to the markets of the midstate, a service which many businessmen felt was not being adequately provided by the existing railroad companies. They also wanted to ship coal and iron ore to the Northeastern US over the Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Southern Railway, which was leased to the Southern and operated as the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway [CNOTP], through their Cincinnati
Cincinnati
gateway. The N&K was only completed between Lebanon, where it connected to a Nashville, Chattanooga and St
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Reporting Mark
A reporting mark is an alphabetic code of one to four letters used to identify owners or lessees of rolling stock and other equipment used on certain railroad networks. In North America
North America
the mark, which consists of an alphabetic code of one to four letters, is stenciled on each piece of equipment, along with a one- to six-digit number. This information is used to uniquely identify every such rail car or locomotive, thus allowing it to be tracked by the railroad they are traveling over, which shares the information with other railroads and customers
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Reconstruction Finance Corporation
The Reconstruction Finance Corporation
Reconstruction Finance Corporation
(RFC) was a government corporation in the United States
United States
between 1932 and 1957 that provided financial support to state and local governments and made loans to banks, railroads, mortgage associations, and other businesses. Its purpose was to boost the country’s confidence and help banks resume daily functions after the start of the Great Depression. The RFC became more prominent under the New Deal
New Deal
and continued to operate through World War II. It was disbanded in 1957, when the US government concluded that it no longer needed to stimulate lending. The RFC was an independent agency of the United States
United States
government, and fully owned and operated by the government
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Tennessee, with a population of 177,571 in 2016.[4] The fourth-largest Tennessee
Tennessee
city, it is the seat of Hamilton County. Located in southeastern Tennessee, on the Tennessee
Tennessee
River, served by multiple railroads and Interstate highways, Chattanooga is a transit hub
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Jere Baxter
Jere Baxter (February 11, 1852 – February 29, 1904) was a Tennessee businessman, lawyer, and politician.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death and legacy 4 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Jere Baxter was born on February 11, 1852, in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] His father, Nathaniel Baxter, was a politician and judge.[1] After graduating from Montgomery Bell Academy, he studied law. Career[edit] Baxter went into legal publishing, issuing The Legal Reporter, the nine-volume bound compilation of which came to be commonly known as Baxter's Reports.[1] Baxter founded the Tennessee Central Railroad and helped found the communities of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, and Sheffield, Alabama.[1][2] He served in the Tennessee State Senate,[2] and unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party nomination for governor of Tennessee in 1890.[3][4] Baxter had a very public argument with Whitefoord Russell Cole over the Tennessee Central Railroad in the early 1900s.[5] Death and legacy[edit] Bax
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St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis
St. Louis
Lambert International Airport MidAmerica St. Louis
St. Louis
AirportWaterways Mississippi RiverWebsite stlouis-mo.gov St. Louis
St. Louis
(/seɪnt ˈluːɪs/)[10][11][12] is an independent city[13] and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The city had an estimated March 22, 2018 population of 308,626[8] and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area (home to 2,807,338 people ), making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri
Missouri
and the 19th-largest in the United States. Prior to European settlement, the area was a major regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. The city of St. Louis
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Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
(/tɛnɪˈsiː/ ( listen); Cherokee: ᏔᎾᏏ, translit. Tanasi) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee
Tennessee
is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee
Tennessee
is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia
Virginia
to the north, North Carolina
North Carolina
to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi
Mississippi
to the south, and Arkansas
Arkansas
and Missouri
Missouri
to the west. The Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountains
dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a population of 660,388
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Locomotive
A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. If a locomotive is capable of carrying a payload, it is usually rather referred to as multiple units, motor coaches, railcars or power cars; the use of these self-propelled vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains, but rare for freight (see CargoSprinter). Traditionally, locomotives pulled trains from the front
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Tennessee Valley Authority
The Tennessee Valley
Tennessee Valley
Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States
United States
created by congressional charter on May 18, 1933, to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression. The enterprise was a result of the efforts of Senator George W. Norris
George W. Norris
of Nebraska. TVA was envisioned not only as a provider, but also as a regional economic development agency that would use federal experts and electricity to more quickly modernize the region's economy and society. TVA's service area covers most of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky, and small slices of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. It was the first large regional planning agency of the federal government and remains the largest
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Harriman, Tennessee
Harriman is a city located primarily in Roane County, Tennessee, with a small extension into Morgan County
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Kingston Fossil Plant
Kingston Fossil Plant, commonly known as Kingston Steam Plant, is a 1.7-gigawatt (1,700 MW) coal-fired power plant located in Roane County, just outside Kingston, Tennessee
Tennessee
on the shore of Watts Bar Lake. It is operated by the Tennessee
Tennessee
Valley Authority
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Passenger Train
A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that generally runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers. Motive power is provided by a separate locomotive or individual motors in self-propelled multiple unit. Although historically steam propulsion dominated, the most common modern forms are diesel and electric locomotives, the latter supplied by overhead wires or additional rails. Other energy sources include horses, engine or water-driven rope or wire winch, gravity, pneumatics, gas turbines and batteries. Train
Train
tracks usually consist of two running rails, sometimes supplemented by additional rails such as electric conducting rails and rack rails, with a limited number of monorails and maglev guideways in the mix.[1] There are various types of trains that are designed for particular purposes
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Interstate 440 (Tennessee)
Interstate 440 (I-440) is a 7.64-mile-long (12.30 km) auxiliary loop interstate highway in Davidson County, Tennessee
Davidson County, Tennessee
which serves as a southern bypass for downtown Nashville. The route is known locally as the Four-Forty Parkway
Parkway
and connects to I-40, I-65, and I-24, as well as multiple U.S. and state routes.Contents1 Route description 2 History2.1 Planning 2.2 Construction and early history 2.3 Recent history and future3 Exit list 4 ReferencesRoute description[edit]I-440 near the US-431 interchangeThe majority of I-440 is located below the street level of adjoining streets and roads, in an artificially-cut gulch. It has three lanes in each direction, separated by a narrow grassy median, which makes it susceptible to crossover crashes.[2] Most of the route is also landscaped, and shares engineering similarities to that of a parkway, such as curbed inner edges
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Crossville, Tennessee
Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States.[7] It is part of the Crossville, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area.[8] The population was 10,795 at the 2010 census.[3]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Climate 4 Demographics 5 Points of interest 6 Notable people 7 Further reading 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] Crossville developed at the intersection of a branch of the Great Stage Road, which connected the Knoxville area with the Nashville area, and the Kentucky
Kentucky
Stock Road, a cattle drovers' path connecting Middle Tennessee
Tennessee
with Kentucky
Kentucky
and later extending south to Chattanooga
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Ashland City, Tennessee
Ashland City
City
is a town in and the county seat of Cheatham County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 4,541 as of the 2010 census.[5]Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Landmarks3 Demographics 4 Economy 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Ashland City
City
was created in 1856 as a county seat for the newly established Cheatham County. The county's commissioners purchased the initial 50 acres (0.20 km2) of land (now the courthouse square) from James Lenox, and a temporary courthouse was erected shortly thereafter
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