March 27, 2012

Free History Program At Levine Museum of the New South Explores “Mr. Duke’s Railway: The Piedmont & Northern”

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Duke Mansion Railway

Charlotte – Before the banks, buy cialis Charlotte had textiles. And companies couldn’t move textiles without rail.
April marks the 100th anniversary of The Piedmont & Northern Railroad. Cousin to the streetcar, this electric, interurban railroad connected Charlotte with textile towns in North Carolina and the South Carolina upcountry. The P&N, which began as a project of James Buchanan DukeDuke Mansion Station and the company now known as Duke Energy, was essential for developing business and bringing wealth to the region. Today, plans are afoot to revive part of the line running west from Panthers Stadium with the much-loved vintage Charlotte Trolley.

Learn more about this fascinating part of Charlotte’s history at a free program. “Mr. Duke’s Railway: The Piedmont & Northern” takes place on Sunday, April 1, 3 pm, at Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th Street in Charlotte. The speaker is Bill Jeffers, researcher for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. Reservations are required. Call 704/-714-4445 or email ecovington@tlwf.org to reserve.

Duke Railway“Mr. Duke’s Railway: The Piedmont & Northern” is part of the Explore History! series sponsored by The Duke Mansion and Levine Museum of the New South. For more information, visit www.dukemansion.org or www.museumofthenewsouth.org.

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