U.S., Tennessee: Why Amtrak failed in Nashville in the 1970s

By Chris Davis, New Channel 5 WTVF; February 19, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There’s a new push to bring Amtrak back to the Music City, but did you know Nashville was already a destination for Amtrak 50 years ago?

There was a day in Nashville, when the hottest ticket in town was to climb aboard. “About 56 different passenger trains served Nashville every day,” Joey Bryan, a train historian with the Nashville Steam Preservation Society, said.

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