Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.082.a-o
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped January 13, 1969. "GAS TANK CARS BLOW UP IN ALABAMA DERAILMENT." Byline Tom Gilliland, Ft. Payne AL. Reports on a 13-car train derailment near Sulphur Springs, Alabama with explosion. No casualties. Aerial photo credited to Delmont Wilson.

b1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped April 15, 1969. "SOUTHERN'S WIDELY-KNOWN PELICAN LAST TRIP BRINGS FOUND [sic] MEMORIES -- Oldest Passenger Train Ends Run." Byline Pete M'Call. Reports on the last train on that route (New Orleans to New York) leaving Chattanooga. Service began in 1902. Offers many stories from railroad men and passengers. Two photos credited to John Goforth.

c1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped April 17, 1969. "SOUTHERN RAIL TO DEDICATE MODERN $400,000 TREATMENT PLANT FRIDAY." Byline Pete M'Call. Reports on a new treatment plant for waste water that previously was going directly into Tennessee River. Has photo of two Southern executives, Frank S. Worthington and Bruce O. Jolly. Photo credit John Goforth.

d1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 6, 1969. "WRECK DESTROYS 20 RAIL CARS, BRIDGE NEAR LIGHTFOOT MILL ROAD -- Derailment Called One of Area's Worst." Two articles with large photos reporting on a derailment and fire of freight cars carrying new General Motors autos to Atlanta. Damage estimate exceeds $1 million. Bylines Irby Park Jr. and Clark Reid. Photo credits Russ Shelley, Don Cabeen, and Irby Park.

e1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 7, 1969. "TRAINS ROLL PAST WRECK -- Southern Railway Resumes Traffic." Byline Irby Park Jr. More about the previous day's train wreck, see article (d). Reports that Southern had the bridge repaired within 30 hours of the wreck. Photos credited to Irby Park Jr. and John Goforth.

f) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped July 22, 1969. "SOUTHERN WOULD BUY TAG RWY." Reports on an announcement by W. Graham Claytor Jr. of Southern Railway, and Garrison Siskin, chairman of the board of the Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia (TAG) Railway. Southern will acquire TAG through an exchange of stock, subject to ICC approval. TAG operates between Chattanooga and Gadsen, AL.

g1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 20, 1969. "2 PASSENGER TRAINS NEAR END HERE." Byline Pete M'Call. Nostalgic article about the end of passenger rail service in Chattanooga. Mr. E. L. DeLoach, Southern's passenger representative here, has announced that pending ICC approval, Southern will discontinue the "Royal Palm" route between Atlanta and Cincinnati. The L&N "Georgian" route from Atlanta to St. Louis will also go away by the end of the year. That will leave only the "Birmingham Special" (Birmingham to Washington DC) stopping in Chattanooga.

h) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped August 24, 1969. "NORTH CHATTANOOGA'S RAIL DEPOT HAD BRIEF, FIVE-MONTH EXISTENCE -- Wooden Station Abandoned in 1920." Byline David Steinberg. Nostalgic article about the various train and trolley routes in Chattanooga that no longer exist. The headline refers to a passenger depot at the north end of the Market Street bridge. Article includes uncredited photos of that depot, the trestle over the Tennessee River at the dam, and a hand-drawn map of the various rail lines.

i) Photo of map used in article (h). Written on back it reads: "Trolleys and Railways -- North Chattanooga's."

j) Photo of trestle used in article (h). It looks like a photo of a square photo with a printed date in the margin, Oct. 65. Written on back it reads: "Bridge Caused Trouble -- North Chattanooga's." And "Kinch" possibly referring to Kinch Exum?

k) Photo of the north Chattanooga depot used in article (h). It looks like a photo of a screened photo taken from a previous newspaper. Written on back it reads: "Briefly a station -- North Chattanooga's."

l) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped September 25, 1969. "75TH ANNIVERSARY ... SOUTHERN RAIL TO CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY WITH 'STEAM-IN'." Announces an exhibition of historic steam locomotives in Anniston, AL on November 2. One engine will be Southern's 4501 owned by the Tennessee Valley Railway Historical Society, Paul Merriman president.

m1,2) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped November 15, 1969. "2 PASSENGER TRAINS TO GO -- Southern to Cut Cincinnati Runs." Byline Bill Cooley. Revisits article (g).

n) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped December 7, 1969. "CINCINNATI SOUTHERN RAILROAD HAD 90 YEARS OF PASSENGER SERVICE -- Tracks Completed in December, 1879." Byline David Steinberg. (Part 1 of a 2-part series.) Revisits articles (g) and (m) about the end of passenger service to Cincinnati. Goes into much historical detail about how Cincinnati spearheaded development and became a rail hub for the south. Article has an uncredited photo of tracks in the Citico railyard.

o) Article, Chattanooga News-Free Press, stamped December 14, 1969. "CITY'S PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE DWINDLES DOWN TO FOUR SCHEDULES." Byline David Steinberg. Conclusion of the 2-part series started Dec. 7. See also article (n). Article has an uncredited photo of the "Royal Palm" train going through Citico railyard.
Date 1969
Dates of Creation January 13 - December 14, 1969
Extent of Description a1) 5.25" x 10.50"
a2) 3.75" x 17.50"
b1) 6.25" x 7.25"
b2) 5.75" x 12.50"
c1) 6.00" x 6.50"
c2) 1.75" x 16.50"
d1) 7.50" x 18.50"
d2) 9.50" x 12.50"
e1) 5.50" x 9.75"
e2) 11.00" x 12.25"
f) 1.75" x 6.00"
g1) 1.75" x 6.00"
g2) 3.00" x 13.38"
h) 7.50" x 23.00"
i,j) 10.00" x 8.00"
k) 7.75" x 3.50"
l) 4.00" x 10.00"
m1) 1.75" x 4.25"
m2) 1.75" x 3.75"
n) 9.25" x 23.00"
o) 7.50" x 23.00"
Accession number 2016.004