David K. Farley is a native of Southern West Virginia. A 1984 graduate of Burch High School in Delbarton, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from Marshall University in 1990. During his three-decade career in the coal mining and railroad industries, he earned a Master’s Degree from Marshall University in 2008, and another from American Public University in 2017. He currently resides with his wife and children in Ashland, Kentucky.
1. From the Other Side of the Tracks: Stories From off the Main Line, Volumes One & Two; 2. Like a Penny on the Tracks: Corporate Greed, Derailed Lives, and the Demise of the American Railroader
A two-volume set detailing railroad, mining, local, and Appalachian history across West Virginia and Virginia; Communities across both states are featured, several railroads including CSX, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak, etc..
An examination of the massive changes in the railroad industry over the last five years since the arrival of E. Hunter Harrison as CEO of CSX Transportation in 2017. Harrison's impact upon railroad communities in North America was profound and will be felt for many years to come.