Atlanta! The very name evokes a sense of grandeur and splendor and an aura of dominance. Indeed, today's Atlanta has no rival. It easily claims the title of the Southeast's leading commercial and transportation hub. Present-day Atlanta prides itself in having one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, and 100 years ago, it boasted of having the busiest railroad center in the South. At its peak, its passenger stations dispatched countless numbers of trains to every major city in the country. This book recalls the building of the many stations that faithfully served Atlanta and records, with the exception of one, their final reduction to piles of rubble when they were of no further use, only to be remembered on paper and in the memories of those fortunate enough to have witnessed them.
David H. Steinberg is an ardent railroad enthusiast and historian. He is the author of Chattanooga's Transportation Heritage and assisted Justin W. Strickland in producing his Chattanooga's Terminal Station and Ralcon Wagner in his Nashville's Streetcars and Interurban Railways. Steinberg has teamed up with the dedicated and knowledgeable staff of the Southeastern Railway Museum to produce this treatise that pays homage to the fallen railroad stations of Atlanta. The Southeastern Railway Museum has been in operation for over 45 years and is recognized as the State of Georgia's official transportation history museum.