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September 2019

Western &  Atlantic Railroad Author Appears at The Powder Springs Farmers Market

September 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Powder Springs Farmers Market, 4451 Marietta Street
Powder Springs, GA 30127 United States
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September 12th Meet Todd DeFeo with recent release Western & Atlantic Railroad This title should be of great interest to our history and local Georgia crowd! Come meet him at The Powder Springs Farmers Market author booth from 4-8 PM. The State of Georgia chartered the Western & Atlantic Railroad in 1836. The railroad aided in the development and growth of many communities between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. In constructing the railroad, workers created a winding route that cut its…

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ReMix 2019: Denison Entrepreneurship Summit

September 19, 2019
Denison University, 100 W. College Street
Granville, OH 43023 United States
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Todd DeFeo, founder of The DeFeo Groupe, will address ReMix, the Denison Entrepreneurship Summit, this September. The award-winning writer will present “From the deepest valley to the highest mountain.” DeFeo, the editor of Railfanning.org and Sightseers’ Delight, is a graduate of Denison University, where he majored in history. He is publishing a pair of books this year, one on the Western & Atlantic Railroad and the other on the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville railroad. For more information on the books, visit Railfanning.org/books.

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October 2019

DeFeo to highlight Western & Atlantic Railroad in Smyrna

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Circle SE
Smyrna, GA 30080 United States
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Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:00-4:00 p.m. Smyrna Public Library, Meeting Room Speaker: Todd DeFeo, author of Western & Atlantic Railroad Author Todd DeFeo will discuss the history of the Western & Atlantic Railroad and its impact on surrounding communities, including Smyrna. The State of Georgia chartered the Western & Atlantic Railroad in 1836. The railroad aided in the development and growth of many communities between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. In constructing the railroad, workers created a winding route that cut…

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January 2020

58th Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Infinite Energy Forum, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.
Duluth, GA 30097 United States
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April 2020

Canceled: Caboose History at the Southeastern Railway Museum

April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020

This event has been canceled because of COVID-19. Author Todd DeFeo will present information on the history of cabooses during the Southeastern Railway Museum's Caboose Days. The museum will host Caboose Days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020, and Sunday, April 5, 2020.

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May 2020

Western & Atlantic Bus Tour

May 16, 2020
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee St. NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144 United States
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THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19 The Kennesaw Museum Foundation is sponsoring a guided tour of the Western & Atlantic Railroad on May 16. Author Todd DeFeo will lead the tour, highlighting key landmarks along the route and the history of the state-owned railroad and its role in helping North Georgia grow. DeFeo is the author of “Images of Rail: Western & Atlantic Railroad,” released July 1 by Arcadia Publishing. Please stay tuned for additional details.

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August 2020

Concert: Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Georgia

August 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway
Duluth, GA 30096 United States
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Vinings Rotary: History of the Western & Atlantic Railroad

August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Author Todd DeFeo will discuss the history of the Western & Atlantic Railroad and its impact on surrounding communities, including Smyrna. Program: The State of Georgia chartered the Western & Atlantic Railroad in 1836. The railroad aided in the development and growth of many communities between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee. In constructing the railroad, workers created a winding route that cut its way across the North Georgia landscape. During the Civil War, both armies used this vital artery, and it…

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November 2020

Georgia Society of Ferroequinologists

November 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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February 2021

If you don’t succeed, try again … One community’s “success” with the railroad

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, 2829 Cherokee St. NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144 United States
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This is a members only event for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Different communities had wildly different relationships with the railroad. The state-owned Western & Atlantic Railroad shaped many communities in North Georgia, but a community like Clarksville, Tennessee, struggled mightily for decades to attract and build a railroad. While Georgia had a state-owned organization, the neighbors to the north had to find the capital to build a railroad. First, they built the Memphis, Clarksville &…

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