The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places,

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This building at one time housed the Salem Telegraph Express and store room. These were collected and taken to the local Reading station, where Engine Number 101 was in waiting with an extra car. This arrangement was inherited by the Dick Webb family, owners of the SKOL Railroad when it took over the railroad and property in 1991. Army and Navy switchers were added to provide enough locomotive capacity. Alco S1 ex MEC958 came on the property in 2001 by lease from the former operators of the defunct Maine Coast Railroad.

Steam: A Life on the Railway

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The main line of the Texas & Pacific through Dallas was built into Fort Worth in 1876 and connected with El Paso six years later, in 1882. FOLEY, AL – Located in the old L & N Railroad Depot is Foley’s Museum Archives. Haitians win independence from France and abolish slavery. Numerous other advertisements mention these and other early escape routes. Through the foresight of Mable Wilcox, a member of the family who owned the Lihue Plantation Co, the Grove Farm Homestead Museum was established to help preserve Kauai's plantation history.

Gulf To Rockies: The Heritage of the Fort Worth and

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The father was picking coal on the railroad at the time of the accident and the boy loitering near the father was crawling beneath the cars when a yard locomotive, Number 917, moved the train and the little fellow's leg and hand were caught by the car wheel with the result stated. Engines are reworked and right-of-way repaired but nothing was done to improve the line as Old Reliable was getting lean as record setting depths were reached.

American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal,

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Clay became speaker of the state legislature (1807-09), and filled another unexpired term in the Senate (1809-10). The Star and Herald has a regular correspondent in Limón to feed a hungry public news of the railroad’s progress. Also, successful railroad companies could rake in millions. Joel Rosenbaum and Tom Gallo The End of the Line, The abandonment of passenger services in Santa Cruz County, California. Try to piece together a record of one historical event using the oral histories corroborated by research using other primary sources, such as old newspaper stories.

Western Train Adventures: Romance, Robberies & Wrecks

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A great deal of sympathy is expressed for the residents of Schuylkill Haven who were employed at the shops. It ran two 11-hour shifts six days per week, cutting 125,000 board feet of lumber each shift, an impressive 1.5 million feet of lumber per week. For two years the fastest passenger trains were run from Patchogue to Babylon, thence over the Flushing, North Shore & Central Railroad, via Garden City and Flushing, to Hunter's Point. The immediate task was to lay as much track from Homestead as possible.

A Life on the Railway: Colin Forse remembers a world of work

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It promotes the spirit of the nation, as it has a tendency to destroy the Philistine spirit arising from isolation and provincial prejudice and vanity. The DSW trackage originated at Caruthersville, Missouri (on the Mississippi, and extended almost due west to Deering, where it veered southwest to Hornersville and connected with the Cotton Belt. In pursuance of this authority, a new lease was effected in 1877 between the Long Island Railroad Company and the Atlantic Avenue Railroad Company, by which the former leased the line from Jamaica to Flatbush avenue for ninety-nine years, upon a basis of a per cent. of the earnings being paid as rent.

Eastern Kentucky Railway

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To make the building and spaces suitable for Society use, there are structural repairs, both inside and out, as well as extensive refurbishing required to get the building up to a lever that permits productive use by us. The line from Plymouth to Lincoln was constructed as the Pemigewasset Valley Railroad which was chartered July 9, 1874. Now Eric Foner, one of the nation’s most admired practitioners of history—his previous book, on Abraham Lincoln and slavery, won a Pulitzer Prize—joins an increasing number of scholars shining lanterns into the darkness.

The Kinver Light Railway: Echoes of a Lost Tramway

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A dec. 12th item: The name of the station, formerly known as Whiting Station is now changed to Leicester Junction The ADDISON ROAD officially opened to the public Dec. 1, 1871. Directors of the Union Passenger Railway Company resolved to adopt the cable-motor system for propulsion of their cars on Columbia Avenue branch from Twenty-third Street to East Park entrance. On one side was a conservative element who contended for rates very different from those that were established by the contract.

Early Oregon Days

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This meant reduced costs and greater reliability for the railroads. [26] :213–14 Several companies developed fast streamliner trains, such as the Super Chief and the California Zephyr during the 1930s and 1940s. The journey began in Greenwich's Hancock Harbor, with a symbolic crossing from Delaware to New Jersey. In 2003 the bridge was renovated, repainted and reopened as the Purple People Bridge, serving pedestrians exclusively, offering those in Cincinnati with a direct walkway to Newport On-The-Levee.

Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American

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Join us October 14-16 for a weekend of music, entertainment, food, vendors, steam trains, and more! Samuels was able to purchase about 5 miles of 100lb rail that was pulled up on the railroad out of Aberdeen, Washington and started to use that to upgrade much of the Molalla Branch, which was mostly 75lb rail. As the train swept by the cars almost grazed the heads of the team and the boy could have touched the passengers with his outstretched hand. As the spike was struck, telegraph signals simultaneously alerted San Francisco and New York City, igniting a celebratory cacophony of tolling bells and cannon fire in each city.