Category Archive: Railroads

Aug 02

The Golden Era: West by Rail with the Harvey Girls

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In this year also, the Nebraska legislature appropriated 2,000 acres per mile to any railroad for every ten miles of its route completed within one year (but not to exceed 10,000 acres). Some of the freedmen established Mount Vernon Church. In desperation, Crocker tried to hire newly freed African Americans, immigrants from Mexico, and even petitioned Congress to send 5,000 Confederate Civil War prisoners, but to no avail. Where were the immense herds of bison that had so recently roamed freely across the prairies?

Aug 02

Arcade and Attica Railroad (Images of Rail)

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The decline in the importance of the small towns and cities, the expansion of the suburban industrial parks, and the population shifts to metropolitan areas or to other parts of the country were severely felt by "rural roads" such as the O&W. Congress attempted to correct these shortcomings in the Erdman Act, passed in 1898. [71] This law likewise provided for voluntary arbitration, but made any award issued by the panel binding and enforceable in federal court.

Aug 02

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Harpers Ferry Station

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Both railroads have a long history in Tacoma. Medical railroading during the Korean War. Hofsommer remembers the worthwhile life of Robert W. It is possible a movement will begin to bring his act to the notice of the Carnegie Hero Committee that he may be properly awarded a medal for the same. About the time this line was completed to the East River, it was also opened as far east as Patchogue. It had a limited capacity, was slow, unreliable, inconvenient and relatively expensive for the service it provided.

Aug 02

The Thailand-Burma Railway, 1942-1946: Documents and

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Terrace, with nearly 1,000 residents, was the largest community and served as the maintenance headquarters for the Salt Lake Division. It’s likely the first cabooses actually were freight cars temporarily used for housing the conductor and his staff of rear brakemen. Both these companies revitalized older communities and established scores of new ones. Mudge, unsung Rio Grande mogul; and �Vanishing Triangles� on the New Haven. President Woodrow Wilson created the Alaskan Engineering Commission, charged with determining the best route from a southern ice-free harbor to the winter-bound rivers of the Interior.

Aug 02

Early Railroads of New York's Capital District

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Each one is more like an overview to give you the flavor or the essence of the railroad, what its purpose was/is and the era in which it operated. Fourth Street between Wood and Market, downtown Pittsburgh An Underground Railroad station stop. The Carrie Furnace Bridge opened to hot metal traffic on December 31, 1900 and to general traffic on June 14, 1901. Armstrong, a young construction engineer fresh out of college. Leighton said, "It's the finest station of this line east of Cleveland and it is surpassed by none in convenient, arrange mentor elegance of finish."

Aug 02

The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road: Dreams of

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There is a range of eight columns, 32 feet from the outside wall, these columns form a circle in the center of the building, which extends to the cupola, the first ceiling is 16 feet, sufficient to admit the locomotives. The museum has a number of special events throughout the year including a Christmas train with Santa Claus, an Easter Bunny train, an Old West event with shootouts and train holdups, and "varnish specials" of authentic historic wood cars, complete with coal-fired stoves to keep passengers warm in winter.

Aug 01

History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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On the other hand, the railways were essential to the growth of the wheat regions in the Prairies, and to the expansion of coal mining, lumbering, and paper making. This railroad is now in process of construction, and when completed will undoubtedly prove a valuable feeder to the Long Island Railroad system. In August, 1851, twenty one miles west from Johnstown were finished, and this, with the part built east from Pittsburgh, left a gap of only about twenty eight miles to complete the entire road.

Aug 01

Johnstown Trolleys and Incline (PA) (Images of Rail)

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Clare, however, the Public Relations Department saw an opportunity to consolidate all of its historic collections in one location. As with the DT&I and GTW, the I&O would have trackage rights over Conrail, and later Norfolk Southern, from Cold Springs to Cincinnati through Dayton. More so in the industrialized northeast, where factories were closing and relocating to the south to take advantage of cheaper labor. The line was completed to Cleveland later that year and extended to Zanesville in 1889.

Aug 01

Great Steel Fleet 1948-1967: New York Central System

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Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern; next, of the Kansas City, St. This was changed to green about 1899 as a safety measure. Paul Railroad. (Molldrem and McCoy, 4th quarter 1998, pp 12-13) 1874 - The narrow gauge Galena & Southern Wisconsin Railroad begins operating between Galena, Illinois, and Platteville, Wisconsin. 1874 - Chicago & North Western Railway completes construction of three lines in Wisconsin: 21.2 miles between Galena, Illinois, and Platteville through subsidiary Galena & Southern Wisconsin Railway, 6.3 miles between Two Rivers Junction and Two Rivers through subsidiary Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad, and the 1 mile segment from Appleton to the line from Brillion just to the east through subsidiary Appleton & New London Railway. (RLHS 1937, p 8 and 11) 1874 - The Potter Law is enacted in Wisconsin setting freight rates for shipments by rail; railroad companies protest that the assigned rates are unreasonably low and both Alexander Mitchell (president of Chicago, Milwaukee & St.

Aug 01

The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places,

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Searching through Poor's and Official Guides is hardly likely to be as efficient. Riebsamen was on his tour of inspection and examination of the cars he found a car broken up, but its contents were not the object of the burglars search. Most of the Aberdeen extension had been graded by the NP prior to the financial panic of 1893, but the methods used to build the Aberdeen spur were downright amazing.

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