Railroads


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Three different management teams purchased a variety of passenger and freight equipment from a number of different suppliers, causing supply and maintenance headaches and draining cash reserves. We will now note a number of improvements that may or may not be the result of these inspections. The mill kept the front door opening boarded up, but kids always managed to pry off the thin plywood. As if the heat, the lack of fresh water and the hordes of mosquitoes were not enough to contend with, Mother Nature threw in three hurricanes.

NAVY RAILWAY OPERATING HANDBOOK, NAVFAC P-301


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One of the conditions was that the Dominion Government take over and complete the Prince Edward Island Railway which had been commenced in 1871. Well, to get back to the New York and New Haven Railroad. Various receipts, orders, photos, clippings and publications relating to railroad work comprise the remainder of the collection. By 1866, the height of the building process, Central Pacific had 6,000 Chinese workers, 80% of the total workforce.

The White Pass and Yukon Route: A Pictorial History


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Marie Bridge Company's proposed acquisition of Union Pacific's Duck Creek North Lines in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. (STB 97-06) April 17, 1997 - The Surface Transportation Board announces its approval of Wisconsin Central's proposed purchase of two lines in Wisconsin from Union Pacific. Undertaker Robert Waldron went to Schuylkill Haven this morning early and brought both bodies to his Railroad Street establishment, from whence they were shipped this afternoon to Philadelphia.

Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway (Images of Rail)



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Potts, Dean of the Southern Methodist School of Law, in his "Railroad Transportation in Texas," ten other railway building projects were started between 1851 and the outbreak of the Civil War. At one time, there were more than 1,000 railroad depots in Iowa, serving a number of railroads. The Cairo & Fulton Railroad was chartered January 12, 1853, for a line from Fulton to a point on the Missouri state line in the direction of St. Streetcar lines were built in Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, and Logan.

The Concord Coach (The World on Wheels Book 2)


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It can already be conceived the almost numberless circumstances where such a device if in operation in the past, would have saved many lives and fortunes to railroad companies in expenses and lawsuits. Other parts of the station such as two restaurants are owned by others. It has been on static display at Lufkin's Ellen Trout Zoo since July 1970. Almost 100 acres of mining claims and mills are donated, including the Lebanon-Everett mines.

Tinker's Bighorn Canyon: Life during an 1893 railroad survey


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A once-in-100-years flood knocks out two major bridges and several smaller bridges and covers the tracks in mud, causing nearly $3 million in damage. Present day progress has again dictated that the short haul he handled over the highway. Delivery is scheduled for early 1999. An Alaska Railroad train of 79 cars derails near Elemendorf AFB with 16 cars leaving the tracks and dumping some 600 tons of gravel. Ferry service over the Monongahela river was maintained to West Homestead until 1884 when the first bridge at Wheeling Junction was completed.

Florida's Great Ocean Railway



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The Society has close to 600 members located in almost every state and many from around the world. The number of railway passengers trebled in just eight years between 1842 and 1850: traffic volumes roughly doubled in the 1850s and then doubled again in the 1860s. [31] As the historian Derek Aldcroft has noted, ‘in terms of mobility and choice they added a new dimension to everyday life’. [32] In Canada, the national government strongly supported railway construction for political goals.

Trains: The Early Years


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Although the railroads were notorious for avoiding towns so they would be able to sell off their huge tracts of land, that was not necessarily the case in Champaign County. The 1881 construction season was a bust and the railway's chief engineer and general superintendent were fired at the end of the season after building only 211 km (131 miles) of track. Alaska Railroad develops a program of projects with plans to build new depots and docks, improve rail infrastructure and modernize through new technology.

Steam Renaissance: The Decline and Rise of Steam Locomotives


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This was the last New York-Boston service over the Air Line. For many years our main project was the restoration of Denver and Intermountain No. 25 (the only totally intact, surviving car of Denver's once vast electric railway system). However, it was not until June that trains could run with regularity. Irwing was walking along the track while a train was passing on the opposite track. By an enabling act, the South Side Railroad Company was authorized to purchase the stock of the New York & Flushing Railroad, the Far Rockaway Branch Railroad and the Rockaway Railroad, of Queens County, and the Hunter's Point & South Side Railroad.

Iron Horses: The Illustrated History Of The Tracks And



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The act further provided loans for the building of the railroad, as well as sections of public land, ultimately resulting in the railroad companies acquiring 33 million acres of free land. The total length of these Illinois branches in 1898 was 919.72 miles, with the main lines making the total mileage of the company within the State 1,624.22 miles. Mormon leader Brigham Young provides Stanford with Mormon laborers for Central Pacific grading work through the Utah desert.

Tropical Surge: A History of Ambition and Disaster on the