Book-signings set for “The Clinchfield No. 1”

Published 1:22 pm Thursday, August 21, 2014

Area railroad and history enthusiasts will have several opportunities on Friday and Saturday to attend a book signing event for “The Clinchfield No. 1: Tennessee’s Legendary Steam Engine” and to meet its authors, Mark A. Stevens and A.J. “Alf” Peoples.


Stevens is a Carter County native and former publisher of the Elizabethton Star. Peoples is a longtime engineer with CSX and a Johnson City resident.

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Stevens and Peoples will hold the first book signing on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Elizabethton Star, 300 Sycamore St., Elizabethton, from 10 to 11 a.m.

It will be followed by three other signings that day: Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 400 Clinchfield St., Kingsport, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Tupelo Honey Café, 300 Buffalo St., Johnson City, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and the Clinchfield Railroad Museum, 529 Federal Hatchery Road, Erwin, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Stevens and Peoples will be at the George L. Carter Railroad Museum on the campus of East Tennessee State Universit

y from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by their final event at the Watauga Valley Railroad Society and Museum, 210 Spring St., Jonesborough, from noon to 2 p.m.

The two authors will also have a limited supply available of their award-winning pictorial history book from 2013, “The One & Only.”