The Key System: San Francisco and the Eastshore Empire (CA)

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By contrast Durant and an associate unwisely picked an exotic French name for their company, calling it the “Crédit Mobilier of America.” Years later, when newspaper charges of scandal and bribery in the construction work blew up into a congressional investigation, Crédit Mobilier became a symbol for corruption and malfeasance. You can see the layout of the depot itself, and the types of businesses on the other side of the road.
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The Railfan Chronicles, Grand Trunk Western Railroad, Book

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Usually a couple of railroad spikes were kept on hand to brake the car as it traveled down the grade. Within a year, however, the copper companies wanted still more capacity; but the Rio Grande hesitated to build more track just to serve the mining operations. The latest issue of The Little Giant, the magazine of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Historical Society, is a 48 page double issue and is available now. Similarly, there were patrollers acting alone or with others who tried to foil escapes and return slaves to their masters.
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Preserved railways in Scandinavia

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His mother and a sister, Miss Christine, all of Schuylkill Haven survive. The flagship operation of the NYC was the luxurious first-class Twentieth Century Limited, operated on a crack 16-hour schedule between New York's Grand Central Terminal and Chicago's LaSalle Street Station. Membership is open to everyone who desires to assist in the preservation of South Carolina's great railroad heritage. Photo Note: Notice the white semi tractor lying on it's side.
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The North Eastern Railway in the First World War

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People who have visited Sedona, AZ know it’s one of the world’s most beautiful places and that its beauty comes from the natural surroundings. The Central of Georgia became part of the system in 1963, and the former Norfolk Southern Railway Co. (Norfolk-Charlotte) was acquired in 1974. Charles Kantner, both of Cressona, after completing an afternoons shopping in this town commenced to walk to their homes in Cressona. It was then deeded to the Chicago & North Western Railway on January 23, 1864. (RLHS 1937, p 15-16) The Dixon, Rockford & State Line Railroad was incorporated on January 8, 1864.
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Steaming into History: Footplate Tales of the Last Days of

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The future of the Old Colony Line could include further restoration of another former branch, in the form of the South Coast Rail Project that would restore service from Boston to the Fall River and New Bedford area. STEAMERS RETURN HOME After pumping streams of water on the fire all night and until a late hour this morning, the officials of the Reading Company thought that the fire was about extinguished and ordered the Pottsville steamers to return home.
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East Texas Logging Railroads (Images of Rail)

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Practically all of Ohio's first railroads existed only within the confines of the state or only extended a short distance into neighboring states. On the engine was Frank Hirshey, a young man about 28 years old, an ornamental painter, whose home was in Philadelphia. There was a 23-stall engine house, a locomotive and blacksmith shop, storehouses, freight transfer and cattle pens. Also, the railroad company was to spend $100,000 in New Hampshire before July 1, 1873, and have the entire line completed by January 1, 1880.
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Locomotive

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That night gloom and despair hung heavy over the town of Cass; it seemed likely that the town would go the way of Spruce. It is 24 feet in diameter and 102 feet deep, rock lined, and strange as it seems, they laid the rock from the top to bottom as they went down. By the middle of this year Guardia is in total control, a new constitution is written, forms of democratic government established and he has himself elected President. Modern rail transport systems first appeared in England in the 1820s."
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The West Highland Lines: Post-Beeching

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Gibbs was never afraid to try something new, even when it went against orthodox railroad design. Common shipments were coal, livestock, lumber, general merchandise and agriculture equipment. Here is some little known but interesting facts. The R&WR was purchased by the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway on October 30, 1863. (Easton 2007, p 4) The Rock River Valley Union Railroad was created on February 9, 1850, through the reorganization of the Madison & Beloit Railroad. (RLHS 1937, p 14; Meyer 1898, p 296) By 1854 it was a subsidiary of the Chicago & North Western Railway and had completed a 29-mile line from Minnesota Junction to Fond du Lac. (RLHS 1937, p 8) The Root River Railroad was chartered on January 11, 1838. (Meyer 1898, p 294) Not to be confused with the entity of an almost identical name chartered in 1847, the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Rail Road was created on March 19, 1861, through the reorganization of the Sheboygan & Mississippi Rail Road. (RLHS 1937, pp 15-16) The Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Railroad was chartered on January 25, 1847, to build a railroad between its namesake cities. (Meyer 1898, p 295) Construction began in 1866 on an extension from Glenbeulah to Fond du Lac. (Harnack, p 27) By the end of 1868, the S&FdL was a subsidiary of the C&NW and had completed construction of the 23.4 mile extension between Glenbeulah and Fond du Lac. (RLHS 1937, p 8 and 11; Harnack, p 27, asserts that this extension was completed in 1869) In 1871, the S&FdL completed construction on 35.4 miles from Fond du Lac to Princeton. (RLHS 1937, p 8 and 11) In 1877, the S&FdL suspended the trackage rights agreement that allowed the Milwaukee & Northern Railway to operate over S&FdL tracks to Sheboygan and also to Fond du Lac. (Harnack, p 31) The Sheboygan & Mississippi Rail Road was incorporated on March 8, 1852, to build a railroad to an unspecified point on the Mississippi River. (RLHS 1937, p 15; Meyer 1898, p 298) Construction began westward from Sheboygan in 1856. (Harnack, p 26) By 1859, the S&M was a subsidiary of the Chicago & North Western Railway and had completed construction of 13.9 miles between Sheboygan and Plymouth. (RLHS 1937, p 8 and 11; Harnack, p 26) In the next year it had completed construction of 5.7 miles of track between Plymouth and Glenbeulah. (RLHS 1937, p 8 and 11) On March 2, 1861, the S&M was purchased by Samuel L.
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On the Slow Train Again: Twelve Great British Railway

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These houses will have to be moved in order to make possible the building of the private road to the Bryant Estate farms on the hill. The grass was also dug off the banks near the Sterner property before any part of it was excavated. The equipment includes various types of freight and passenger cars as well as a steam locomotive #44 which once belonged to the Hampton and Branchville Railroad. Moyer threw the contract on the hands of the bondsmen and the borough and substantial workmanship of the new station shows with what fidelity they have performed their trust.
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The History of the Industrial Revolution in Western Maryland

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They worked long hours without much backup during some rough times in our history. On that date the first railroad train operated west of the Mississippi River traveled triumphantly over the four miles of the Pacific Railroad. Both his parents are dead and his one sister, aged fifteen years, recently came on here from New York state to make his home with his uncle. The port Richmond branch, five miles long, from Port Richmond branch, five miles long, from Port Richmond on the Delaware to the Falls of Schuylkill was completed in 1842.
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