carrollton

The Carrollton and Worthville Railroad
a.k.a., the C. & W., a.k.a., the Come and Wait, a.k.a., The Careworn and Worthless

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Engine Number 1, in “Carrolton” 
from the L&N Magazine, 1928
That's St. John's in the background
“The Greatest Little
Railroad Car in America”

 

Carrollton, Kentucky

That's the C. & W. R. R.'s first President, James Gayle
behind the controls of this jitney.  It made daily trips back and forth
between Carrollton and Worthville. carrying passengers, freight, and mail.
 

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Engine 103 on the
 C. & W. R. R. Co.
Engine 938 on the
C. & W. R. R. Co.
Carrollton,
April 19, 1938
The L&N in Carrollton,
 circa 1945

 

Carrollton R.R.

Carrollton and Worthville RR at the station

 

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Carrollton Railroad
at Hill's Grocery

The Carrollton &
Worthville Railroad
L & N Offices at
Fifth and Polk, 1943
L & N Offices at Fifth and Polk, c. 1962

 

Carrollton, Kentucky

The curvature of the track was too sharp for the locomotive to back in to Carrollton's furniture factory, so they had to add a few extra box cars to reach the cars on the back of the siding.  This is 1943.

 

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Locomotive (1943) and earlier
passenger car in Carrollton
The last steam engine
poses with the first diesel, 1957.

 

Carrollton, Kentucky

More detail on the Carrollton and Worthville Railroad than you likely wanted.

Carroll Line

The first phone call ever made from a train was from between Worthville and Carrollton.  It used “chemicalized steam.”  Story is here.

And before there was the railroad, there were stage coaches. Read about them here.

Carroll Line