For anyone who has ever wondered how their Tennessee ancestors traveled in 1853. While this is from a newspaper you can also find similar transportation schedules in most City Directories.
From Nashville Union and American(Nashville TN)
17th Jul 1853 edition page 4 imaged at https://www.newspapers.com/
Departure of Trains
The Express Passenger and Mail Train leaves Nashville daily at 5 o'clock A.M connecting at Decherd's at 10 o'clock, with Carter, Sims & Co.'s daily line of Coaches for Huntsville Ala, and at Tennessee Bridge at 12 o'clock, noon with mail boats for Chattanooga. Passengers by this Train have half an hour at Wartrace for breakfast; and if going to Chattanooga or Huntsville, reach their destination the same evening.
The Accommodation Train leaves Nashville daily(Sundays excepted) for Wartrace at half past 2 o'clock P.M., connecting at Wartrace at 6 o'clock P.M. with branch Train for Shelbyville--which train also makes a connection with the Express Train at Wartrace at 8 o'clock in the morning--so that Passengers can go direct from Nashville to Shelbyville, morning and evening, by taking either the Express or Accommodation Train as may be preferred.
Arrival of Trains
Expresses daily at 12 and 35 minutes, P.M.
Accommodation daily at 10 o'clock, A.M.(Sundays excepted)
Through tickets to Charleston, S.C., Savannah, Ga., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Huntsville, Ala., to be had only of G. H. Slaughter, Agent at the Railroad, Stage and Omnibus Office, Cedar Street, opposite the Post Office.
We have established the above office for the sale of tickets to all stations on the N & C. R. R., and through tickets to the points above named, in order to avoid the hurry and confusion always occurring in procuring tickets at the Depot before the departure of a Train.
The location is central and convenient for all and the office open from 6 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night. Therefore Passengers who neglect supplying themselves with the Tickets will be charged 20 percent over the cost of them on the Cars.
H. L Anderson, Supt N and C.R.R.