Category Archive: Railroads

Jul 30

1853 Cavalry Quest for a Southwest Railroad Route (Facts and

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Often the railroad secret services (railroad police) were the only law enforcement in the region to defend the railroads against outlaws, Indians, and other criminal element that preyed on the railroads. The tracks reached Summerville in the summer of 1832. For those living and working in the Heber Valley during the late 1800’s, the Provo Canyon Toll Road was the only way to ship to market the hay, sheep, cattle, and dairy products produced by area ranchers.

Jul 30

The Life of George Stephenson

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As soon as the rail line opened to the top of the highest mountain in the eastern United States, passengers were able to buy "Kilburn Brothers' admirable stereoscopic pictures" as souvenirs of their adventure. The Corporation purchases five new locomotives and 45 new railcars for $9 million. Were its principal heroes brave Southern blacks, or sympathetic Northern whites? In 1991, CPR bought the bankrupt Delaware and Hudson Railway (D&H) giving it access to ports in the U.

Jul 30

Boston and Maine in the 19th Century (Images of Rail:

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Instead of showing an exceptional desire to protect the public interest the elected railroad commissioners tended to be less aggressive and less concerned about public relations in their activities than were the appointed members of previous and succeeding commission. One of the Italians had both his hands blown off, and was otherwise injured. Members of this gathering called for total consolidation of their associations to ensure protection from slave catchers coming into Pittsburgh seeking fugitives.

Jul 30

Trains and Technology: The American Railroad in the

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M-K-T introduces diesel-electric powered “Texas Special” streamliner train. I acted upon the former, although I confess it to be one of the most self-defying acts of my whole life, to take leave of an affectionate wife, who stood before me on my departure, with dear little Frances in her arms, and with tears of sorrow in her eyes as she bid me a long farewell. The trip ended with a return trip to via Salida to Denver from whence the journey began. hile we can't experience the "Around the Circle" tour in our time we can follow many of the routes the little trains traveled over 100 years ago.

Jul 29

The Chicago & Alton Railroad: The Only Way

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Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Charles, Montgomery, Boone, Howard and Jefferson Counties was held in St. Then ride with us aboard coaches built in the 1920's and 30's to see what rail travel was like in railroads hey-day before air travel and interstate highways. Total cost of all these improvements was $52,000 and included a new roundhouse. When all was said and done, the road's total price had risen to some $71,000.

Jul 29

British Railways Steam in Retrospect

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In the late 1800s, the island city was home to nearly 150 cigar factories whose workers produced 100 million hand-rolled cigars annually. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience. There was also a branch that ran from Grand Rapids up through Lowell and Belding to Greenville and on to Stanton; and from Ionia, on the Stanton Branch, with stops at Stanton Junction, Wood's Corners, Shiloh, Fenwick, Grand Rapids Junction, Sheridan, Colby, Stanton, McBrides, Edmore and Wyman.

Jul 29

The Railway: British Track Since 1804

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Specific sources are listed in parentheses after the associated events. The Union Depot, done in Open Mission style and decorated with wrought iron and palms, opened on January 15, 1897. The Underground Railroad was undoubtedly one of the most significant forms of activism in our nation''s history. The Yellow River RR connected Florala to Crestview, FL which in turn connected to Pensacola, FL and points west, and to Defuniak Springs, FL and points east.

Jul 29

Great Western Railway: A History

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NAPHA is the country's largest amusement park enthusiast organization. Detweiler was summoned and dressed his injuries. As these needs disappeared, so did the need for the railroad. History of Black Americans: From Africa to the Emergence of the Cotton Kingdom. The history of model railroading dates back almost as far as the railroads themselves. Though the intention of the excursion was to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the invention of the John Bull, the event served notice that the Georgetown Branch had become largely obsolete as a working freight line.

Jul 29

The Story of the Santa Fe

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LOUIS & CENTRAL ILLINOIS RAIL ROAD. (See St. Southern Pacific resumed control of its equipment in December 1920. The bodies of the victims were gathered together and taken into Day's watchbox and after being viewed by the coroner were sent to their late homes. It also received five thousand dollars yearly for expenses of organization, and the fulfillment of lease obligations to its own leased lines. There were no caboose trains run in the year to allow for maintenance of the line and inspection of equipment.

Jul 29

Flying Scotsman: The Extraordinary Story of the World's Most

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It was the sixth vote for Wolfe sworn to. Louis & New Orleans Railroad, a subsidiary of the IC. Canadian American Railroad operates from Brownville to the Quebec border and beyond. Yet, that history, by its very secretive nature, is a difficult one to reveal. May 22, Gretna, Scotland: two passenger trains and troop train collided; 227 killed. No more written train orders were ever used. Don't forget to stop back again soon, as I am always trying to add new material.

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