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Rail Trails


Abstract:
At its peak North Carolina's rail system included over 5,200 miles. With the advent of the interstate highway system, bigger trucks to haul freight, more people driving, and better local roads, railroad routes declined and fell into disuse. Now through the efforts of North Carolina Rail-Trails(NCRT), organized in 1988, these railroad beds are getting a second lease on life as pathways for hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders. Currently, there are twenty-eight rail-trail locations across the state either in operation, development, or in the planning stages.
Source:
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 2, July 2004, p100-102, 104-106, il  (Periodical website)
Record #:
6733
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