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Home, Hearth & History: Stories of Old Saluda
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If you ever wondered; what it was like growing up in Saluda, earning a living in Saluda, going to school in Saluda, living with the railroad running up and down the track, arriving as a "summer folk," about Phoebe Sullivan's natural health remedies, and more, then you must purchase this DVD.
Main program contains over one hour of interviews and photographs about life in old Saluda featuring full-time and part-time Saludans Bill Russell, Marth Anderson, Henry Twigs, Dr. George Jones, Charlene Pace, Martha Ashley, Ruth Lawter, Betty Jo Thompson, and John Rhodes.
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The Carolina Special Cresting Saluda Mountain
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The epitome of dramatic North American railroading was the cresting of Saluda by Southern Railway’s Carolina Special, powered by a green and gold trimmed Mountain type locomotive with an assist from a Mallet Helper on the rear.
This train, which ran from Charleston to Cincinnati, was a typical passenger train of the steam era. It consisted of mail and baggage cars, coaches, a diner and Pullmans. It once boasted an observation car proudly marked “Carolina Special.” It was not a fast train. However, when one considers the rugged and diverse country through which it ran, it must be ranked as one of the most utilitarian and colorful passenger trains that ever served the South.
This oil painting by Howard Fogg, commissioned by Frank Fishburne, shows the most dramatic phase of the Carolina Special’s journey: climbing the nation’s steepest standard gauge main line rails up Saluda Mountain, with grades reaching 5.3%. The Carolina Special ran for over half a century and was one of the nation’s longest-lived passenger trains. It started in 1911 and endured until its last trip up Saluda on December 5, 1968. Limited quantities available. Proceeds will go to Saluda’s Historic City Hall Restoration and Oral History Project.
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611 on Saluda - DVD
An assault on America's steepest Class-I grade "On October 25, 1992, two of American Railroadings' most legendary figures were brought together for the first time. The crowds were standing room only, the weather was perfect, and our legends were at their best."
A Conversational History "Dedicated to the residents, natives and friends of Saluda. My sincere thanks for your guidance, memories, contributions and generosity - we couldn't have done this without you."
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