Talk:Appalachian Mountains

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Railroad lines[edit]


In the North the Eastern Continental Divide in higher the West, in the South it's generally higher in East.

Historic Railroad Line / opening date Gap (highest point) Coordinate Map Comment Operator today
Pennsylvania Railroad Main Line (1854) Gallitzin Tunnel 40°28′46.11″N 78°32′23.51″W / 40.4794750°N 78.5398639°W / 40.4794750; -78.5398639 Bahnstrecke Pittsburgh–Harrisburg.png NS
Western Maryland Railway Connellsville Subdivision (1912) Big Savage Tunnel 39°44′40.88″N 78°53′45.28″W / 39.7446889°N 78.8959111°W / 39.7446889; -78.8959111 Improve me! abandoned, north of Potomac
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Main Line (1842), Magnolia Cutoff (1914) X 39°36′4.08″N 78°23′44.02″W / 39.6011333°N 78.3955611°W / 39.6011333; -78.3955611 south of Potomac CSX
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway name unknown 37°44′58.41″N 80°15′34.06″W / 37.7495583°N 80.2594611°W / 37.7495583; -80.2594611 ChesapeakeOhioRRMap1873.jpg CSX
Virginia Central Railroad Rockfish Gap 38°2′7.31″N 78°51′36.9″W / 38.0353639°N 78.860250°W / 38.0353639; -78.860250
Virginian Railway Clarks Gap (WV) 37°20′28.53″N 81°20′46.34″W / 37.3412583°N 81.3462056°W / 37.3412583; -81.3462056 Virginian Railway Map.png original route abandoned NS
Clinchfield Railroad CSX
Asheville and Spartanburg/
Southern Railway


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Table of highest mountain peaks[edit]

An article like this one ought to contain a simple table of the highest mountain peaks in the range, starting with the highest one Mount Mitchell, and containing five to ten peaks.
Furthermore, the highest peak in West Virginia is Spruce Knob, which is measurably higher than Bald Knob. Also in the Appalachian Mountains are the highest peaks of Alabama Cheaha Mountain, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee Clingmans Dome, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, QUEBEC, and Newfoundland. It would be nice to mention all of these. (talk) 18:36, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Incomplete primary maps[edit]

Shouldn't a map of the Appalachian Mountains featured in this article include more than just the extent of the range within the United States? They also extend into the Maritime provinces, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and the island of Newfoundland, do they not? That means they lie within three countries—the U.S., Canada and a territory of France. A primary map ought to cover this extent. - Gilgamesh (talk) 08:00, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

common forest animals vs unconfirmed sighting[edit]

A single blog-style entry doesn't provide a reliable source for a statement about common forest animals (the whole section is poorly sourced, but the source here states that there are unconfirmed sightings and goes on to speculate at length) TEDickey (talk) 23:03, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Tedickey, for the record. the reference added today is a newspaper local to the region. —¿philoserf? (talk) 00:09, 7 April 2020 (UTC) —¿philoserf? (talk) 00:09, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
Tedickey, You are correct about common. i will look fir another place to land the god faith edit attempt by the anonymous editor that began this conversation. —¿philoserf? (talk) 00:47, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Everyone knows that. Apparently not everyone knows what the word "common" means, nor "unconfirmed". Time to do a little reading, perhaps TEDickey (talk) 00:16, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

Tedickey, that may be. your words above are blog style. —¿philoserf? (talk) 00:19, 7 April 2020 (UTC)