High Ore Line Railroad

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The High Ore Line Railroad was an elevated railroad constructed in 1925 by the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company to provide a direct connection from its Red Mountain iron ore mines at Winetka and Wenonah to its Fairfield Works. The raised road bed allowed for a continuous downhill grade from the mines to the furnace and also allowed for separation at crossings with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and with surface streets, preventing interruptions of service and accidents.

In 2015 the eastern portion of the High Ore Line corridor was redeveloped as the High Ore Line Trail, a bicycling and walking path planned as part of the regional Red Rock Ridge & Valley Trail System.

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