Transport: Trenton's Train

Trenton (pop. 370) is the proud seat of triangular Dade County at Georgia's northwest corner, only a few miles across the State line from Chattanooga. The towering bluffs of Lookout Mountain cut the county off from its own State, help keep its population at less than five to the square mile. When highway construction-last month closed the road to Chattanooga, township Mayor I. H. Wheeler quickly asked the Southern Railway to stop its crack New York-New Orleans limited at Trenton to supplement the sole, inconveniently-timed local. The 10:25 a. m. northerly limited would land Trentonians half an hour later in Chattanooga,...

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