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Blow Horns, No More: Establishing Railroad Quiet Zones

May 5, 2016

Many North Carolinians have fond memories of railroads and trains being a centerpiece of local downtown activity. Not only are trains effective transportation instruments, but also can be an identity for some communities. The railroad tracks are often located in the epicenter of cities, and history … Continued

Off the Tracks: Development and Railroad Rights-of-Way in North Carolina

July 23, 2015

At the system’s peak—during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency—railways stretched 254,000 miles across the United States. A century later, due to greater efficiencies and more diversity of transport options, 139,000 miles of tracks remain. 3,300 of these miles are in North Carolina, which makes the state’s … Continued