Railroads in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.
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Map detailing the rail system in Memphis in 1929. Shows underpasses, overpasses, grade crossings with watchmen, and grade crossings with watchmen and gates. Also shown is Grand Central Station, Frisco Freight House, and Frames Island (present-day Mud Island). Major railroad lines running through Memphis include the Illinois Central, the Union Railway, the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, the Southern Railway, and the Frisco Union Railway.
Railroads were important to the city of Memphis in terms of balancing business and trade between land and the Mississippi River, ultimately making the city a major hub of trade. Grand Central Station opened in 1914 and was owned by the Illinois Central Railroad. In 1995, the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) purchased the station and completed renovations on it. Today, it is used by Amtrak's City of New Orleans and is a stop on MATA's trolley line.
- Tennessee. State Planning Commission
- Digital Library of Tennessee
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- Tennessee State Library & Archives
Illinois Central Railroad Company
Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway
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- Tennessee. State Planning Commission. Railroads in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.. 1929. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9290. (Accessed January 29, 2020.)
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- Tennessee. State Planning Commission, (1929) Railroads in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn.. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9290
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- Tennessee. State Planning Commission. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll23/id/9290>.