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History of Trains in Charlotte


History of Trains in Charlotte In 1840 Charlotte was a tiny, unimportant town of less than 5,000 people, but city leaders knew a way to fix that. They connected to a railroad that went through Columbia to Charleston. That single act has done more to put Charlotte on the map than anything else according to our guest, historian Walter Turner. We explore the history and importance of trains in Charlotte. All aboard for a look at the past, present and future of Charlotte's railways. Guest Walter Turner - Historian, North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation Event | Free talk on "Railroads Past & Future" at the Duke Mansion, Sunday May 23rd at 3:00pm. 704.714.4400 for more information. Click here to add and read comments