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Post Scripts: When Trains Whistled Here

by Joe Snyder

Many Daviess County citizens, particularly older ones, are well aware that railroads once ran through the county at a time when trains played a key role in the economic vitality of the region, and the lonesome wail of their whistles, and the smoke that filled many a right-of-way ravine, were everyday occurrences.

Everyone knew Gallatin was on the Rock Island, a branch line that ran from St.

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