Thank you for your interest in Lost at Thaxton! This page is for those of you who may have readers, listeners, and/or viewers that would be interested in the true story of the wreck of passenger train Number Two at Thaxton, Virginia. The forgotten story is brought to life through the book in the form of a story-based narrative. The reader will feel as if he or she was riding along on the train that night in 1889 and witnessed the events as they happened. Even though the story is told in this manner, every detail in the narrative is directly related to information found through research. Descriptions of the weather, the geography, physical descriptions of passengers and crew, and even descriptions of the train itself are all based on eyewitness statements and historical documents.

The book also dives deeper into the causes of the wreck, what happened in the months and years afterward, and some mysteries that were revealed during the research for the book. It contains over thirty photographs which include the wreck, the train itself, pictures of passengers and crew, the area where the wreck took place, and others.

I sincerely appreciate your interest in the book, and I believe that your audience will find it to be an exciting and interesting story. If you would like to share the story with your readers/listeners/viewers, hopefully the information on this page will help to make your job easier. Please contact us if you have any questions at all. Thanks! – Michael Jones

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Book Specifications

  • Page Count: 232
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
  • Year of first printing: 2013
  • ISBN-10: 0989004600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989004602
  • Trim Size: 6×9
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2013938123
  • Binding Type: US Trade Paper
  • Also available on Kindle


Where Can You Get It?

Lost at Thaxton is available in paperback and Kindle format.

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