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L&N Announces New Route, 20 Stations, 1906

From The Atlanta Constitution
Feb. 10, 1906



Louisville and Nashville Roads to Start Towns


Official Announcement Is Made That the
Railroad Will Erect Station Houses at a
Majority of the Points,
Fifteen of Them Being in Georgia.

Knoxville, Tenn. February 9. (Special). Official announcement is made by the Louisville and Nashville that twenty stations will be established on the Knoxville-Cartersville line, south of Etowah, where the old Atlanta, Knoxville and Nashville lines diverges to Blue Ridge and Marietta, and the new line goes directly to Cartersville. Five stations will be in Tennessee, one on the state line to be known as "Tennga," a combination of the state abbreviations, and fifteen in Georgia. Station houses will be erected at the majority of the points, but some will be mere flag stations.

The principal Georgia stations will be: Kilburn, Oran, Chatsworth, Ramsey, Fairmount, Wheeler, Coniston, Ranger, Bolivar, Rydal, White and Aubrey. When the new line is open to passenger service the through trains will operate over it, and a local passenger train will be run from Knoxville to Blue Ridge. The schedules are now being prepared.

Track laying on the Cartersville line has been suspended, pending the completion of a deep cut in Murray county, Ga., which will be ready in two or three weeks. Trains may run over the new line by April1.

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