Friday May 21, 2010 | History of Trains in CharlotteMay 21, 2010 at 8:45 am | Posted in Coming Up | 5 Comments
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.
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.