Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway aka NC&StL, NC&Stl.L, ncstl,  




Genealogical Research

Most of the records for the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway were destroyed in the final merger with L&N. Only 9.5 linear feet survive at the University of Louisville, and none of it is employee information.

Early records, according to Railway Review, March 11, 1922: Records of the last 50 years of the Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Ry. were destroyed this week by a fire which gutted the transportation building of the carrier at Nashville, Tenn. The records were highly valued.

NCPS is attempting to reconstruct a list of employee using NC&StL News Items and Bulletins, magazines published by the railway from 1919 through 1957.  This is a painstaking process that involves reading each magazine and writing down the names mentioned, adding titles and locations when possible.  The database is over 13,000 names and we've barely scratched the surface.

If you would like to help in this project, please contact us.  We will assign you magazines and provide you with an Excel spreadsheet in which you can enter your findings.

If you have relatives that worked for the NC&StL, please send us whatever information you have to be added to the knowledge base.  Photos are also welcome.

Another good source for employee data is the former employees themselves.  We encourage them to provide us with written or taped memories of the railway, including names of other employees.  These first hand memories are priceless!

If the former employee is deceased, try speaking with older relative who may remember the railroad.  Other good sources of information are local libraries, newspapers, historical centers and genealogical research groups.

Some internet links that will assist in research:



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