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

Alta Station

Abandoned NC&STL Railway
Route Between Memphis, Jackson & Bruceton

Alta Station (Highland Avenue Spur) - Milepost ONI 222.6

Seaboard System MP15T #1216 eastbound with the "Cordova Local" crosses
Highland Street in August, 1987. Photo & contributed by David Johnston.

"There was a significant realignment of part of this route for the construction of the ill fated I-40. It was sometime in the 70's this was done. There were grade crossings at Mendenhall, Perkins, and White Station Roads. The grade crossing at Highland used to have a unique warning signal. In addition to the regular flashers, it had the letters S-T-O-P in individual lights arranged vertically on the mast. These would light up when the flashers were activated." Steve Forrest

Highland Street looking west. There is bottom beam of the old bridge of Holmes Street about a quarter mile from here.

Highland Street looking east.

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1913 NC&STL track diagram (updated circa 1930's). See legend for the abbreviations and symbols.

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Topo map of Alta on July 1, 1993 by TerraServer-USA.

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