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  Road, Rail and Water - transport in Offaly - Offaly History, Archaeology, Offaly Towns, Heritage, Research, King's ...
In the seventeenth century road transport was still at a very rudimentary stage of development, ensuring that on its finalisation the canal was in a position to dominate travel to and from the county.
As the railways offered a far speedier form of transport, their advent inevitably ensured the passing of the canal as the primary means of travel in the country and their initial arrival aroused a great deal of confrontation and bitterness between the canal companies and their new rivals.
This was only barely sustainable in the hey-day of rail transport, but on the coming of independence it was clear that it was not a situation which could be allowed to persist indefinitely.
www.offalyhistory.com /content/reading_resources/offaly_gen/road_rail_canal.htm   (2795 words)

 ConnDOT: Chapter 1 DOT History
Water transportation had always been popular and favorable on the Connecticut River, for commerce as well as travel, and the river was still a very active waterway in these years.
Rail lines along the coast opened between New London and New Haven in 1850, and between New London and Stonington in 1858.
Rail expansion continued until 1920, when there were 938 miles of track in the state.
www.ct.gov /dot/cwp/view.asp?a=1380&Q=259692&dotPNavCtr=   (4092 words)

 sh: Transport Through The Ages - Brooke Bond tea cards offered in the interest of education
Trams, that is, wheeled vehicles running on rails laid in the roadway, developed, like the railways, from the transport used in mines.
With a 32,000-ton displacement she was the largest vessel afloat from 1858 to 1888 when she was broken up for scrap.
She was unique in that she was propelled by both paddle wheel and screw propeller, In addition to which she carried a spread of 6,500 sq.
www.whom.co.uk /squelch/transport.htm   (3811 words)

 Interurbans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the United States, it had long been the practice for rails to be laid in city streets, over which railway cars, both passenger and freight, were transferred from station to station and from station to shipper, drawn by line teams (two to four horses in tandem).
Rails were light, perhaps 56 pounds per yard, and narrow gauge, say 3 feet, was quite common, since these railways were promoted at the height of the narrow-gauge fever.
Rail joints were bonded with copper wire welded into plugs that were hammered into the rail web on each side of a joint.
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/railway/trolley.htm   (13488 words)

 Newton, NJ - Sussex Railroad
By January 1858, the Sussex Register reported that twenty new buildings were under construction in Newton and that the number of buildings in town had doubled since the opening of rail communication five years earlier.
The grading completed, the contract for laying the iron rails was awarded in November 1868 to Isaac L. Overton, the contractor and builder of the Episcopal Church in Newton.
Automotive transportation of farm products stole business and passenger service was discontinued due to the fact that a majority of the passengers preferred to use buses, reducing the number of railroad passengers to one or two per day.
www.newtonnj.net /Pages/railroad.htm   (12188 words)

 Chattanooga, Tennessee: Train Town--Reading 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first passenger station was built in 1858, and the Union Station and Car Shed, for freight shipping and for the maintenance of the railroad cars respectively, were constructed the same year.
Warehouses for grain, timber, cotton, and other raw materials were built near the rail yards, as were corrals for holding livestock.
Union troops more often controlled the rail lines in and out of Chattanooga, but Confederates often damaged or destroyed the tracks in an attempt to halt the influx of federal soldiers and supplies.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/52chattanooga/52facts1.htm   (800 words)

 1858 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
1858 is a common year starting on Friday.
January 14 - Felice Orsini and his accomplices fail to assassinate Napoleon III in Paris but their bombs kill 156 bystanders.
You can find it there under the keyword 1858 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1858)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1858andaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1858   (648 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
Transportation was a major problem facing early settlers in Texas.
This, along with the failure of the proposed Texas high-speed rail connecting the four major cities to obtain financing, meant that additional rail passenger service in Texas was unlikely.
The merger of Texas railroads that began in 1858 with the combination of the Houston Tap and the Houston Tap and Brazoria continues.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/RR/eqr1.html   (4319 words)

November 26, 1832 - public transportation began in New York City; fare of 12-1/2 cents; three non-connecting compartments, each able to carry ten passengers, rode on iron wheels along iron rails laid in the middle of the road.
H.W. Stewart, then the General Manager of Burlington Transportation Company, to found an umbrella association of privately-owned and independent carriers to increase passenger traffic between and within members' respective territories; newly-organized association operated under name Trailways; served 24,023 miles of routes, principally in the Midwest.
Transportation Research; Information Services (TRIS) Http://Tris.Amti.Com/Search.Cfm Database is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation information." (400,000 bibliographic records).
www.kipnotes.com /Transport.htm   (3336 words)

 The National Archives | NDAD | Transport Departments
The Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) was formed in 1997 by a merger of the Departments of Environment and Transport.
In 2002 a Department for Transport was established with the Transport Statistics: Freight Division being responsible for the provision of statistical support, advice and analysis in support of the development of freight policy.
Records created or inherited by transport departments are held in series with the reference "MT"; transport statistics files will be found at MT 47 (from 1910-1981) and MT 65 (from 1935-1974).
www.ndad.nationalarchives.gov.uk /AH/14/detail.html   (3043 words)

 Story:  Jackson's Evolution as a Rail Center
The Central road was one of three railroads created by the legislature of Michigan for the purpose of improving travel and transportation of goods throughout the southern half of the lower peninsula.
In 1858, the Michigan Southern Railroad (successor to the Southern line) completed their construction of the Jackson branch, and it terminated a block from the Michigan Central tracks in downtown Jackson (see map below).
Between 1858 and the end of the Civil War in 1865 there was little rail expansion in Jackson.
www.michiganrailroads.com /RRHX/Stories/JacksonEvolution.htm   (1782 words)

 EDWIN FOX - The New Zealand Maritime Record - NZNMM
1858 August 26 Under charter to the British government, she departed Plymouth, with Joseph Ferguson in command for the Swan River Colony in Western Australia.
Some were Fenians transported for their political views, others had been sentenced for fraud of one sort or another and for larceny.
Joseph Simpson, a 40-year old pit worker, was transported for life for "carnally knowing a girl under 10 years", while a 23-year-old donkey herd called Hans Jansenn got 10 years' transportation for stealing three empty sacks.
www.nzmaritime.co.nz /edwinfox.htm   (10653 words)

 trains00   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gettysburg had long been a transportation hub due to its ten roads leading into and out of the town, built to transport the locally produced goods to market.
After the battle, the rail line proved invaluable in bringing much-needed supplies and the hundreds of people arriving to help care for (and sometimes look for) the thousands of wounded soldiers left behind.
George Olinger declared that by the authority of the original 1858 agreement between the railroad and hotel, he owned the building and lot as the railroad company no longer used the station for passenger service.
www.gettysburg.com /communit/comstora/trains00.htm   (716 words)

 rodcorp: Mapping, transport, tube
This is the birthplace of modern urban transportation.
More centres of London: of measurement of mileages and latitude, of population (the centroid), of transport networks, historic centres (the basilica, the London stone)...
Transport: Charing Cross station is the centre of London for Black Taxis.
rodcorp.typepad.com /rodcorp/mapping_transport_tube   (12138 words)

 Colorado mining history photographs Mining Bureau History gold silver
The East and especially the Middle West was still suffering from the effects of the financial panic of 1857, and this fact undoubtedly accounted in a measure for the enthusiasm with which any plan that promised to revive fallen fortunes  was received.
A notable stimulus was given to the development of mining by the completion of the Union Pacific Railroad to Cheyenne in 1867, and particularly by the completion in the summer of 1870 of the Denver Pacific line between Denver and Cheyenne.
Note the beards which they were known to wear, until they needed to transport under secrecy their gold back through the eastern north to the south during the civil war.
www.miningbureau.com   (2205 words)

 Canada By Rail: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As Canada's national passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide efficient and cost- effective passenger transportation services, both in Canada's busiest corridor and in remote and rural regions of the country.
Whistler Rail Tours is based in Vancouver and is presently working with Via Rail to reopen a rail service on the BC Rail line from Vancouver to Whistler.
BC Rail had tried to implement a circle type rail tour several years ago, but according to the Port Authority, it was flawed because the service did not provide passengers a complete circle tour.
www.canadaentrain.ca /news-2003.html   (14324 words)

 State Legislative Developments Related to Amtrak and Passenger Rail Issues
Specifies that disabled passengers in wheelchairs who travel by rail feeder bus service over any regular route of the Capitol Corridors between Monterey County and the City of San Jose be exempt from the requirement to purchase a ticket for rail service on at least one leg of the trip.
Establishes the Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High-Speed Rail Commission to determine the desirability and feasibility of establishing high-speed passenger rail service between Virginia and North Carolina and requires a report of its findings and any recommendations to the governor and the General Assembly at the end of the 2002 Regular Session of the 2001 General Assembly.
Creates the High Speed Rail Study Commission; provides for membership and appointment, staff, duties of the commission, and dissolution of the commission upon submission of a required report; directs the Department of Transportation to begin collecting and organizing existing data on high speed rail systems; and provides an appropriation.
www.ncsl.org /programs/transportation/amtrakrpt1101.htm   (2085 words)

 Marx and Engels. First Indian War of Independence 1857-58   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
At the beginning of the Anglo-Indian war, two curious questions were mooted — the one relating to the respective superiority of steamers or sailing vessels, the other as to the use of the overland route for the transport of troops.
On the part of the British Admiralty and the other ministerial departments no arguments were adduced in favor of the traditionary transport but precedent and routine, both dating from an epoch when steam navigation was utterly unknown.
An overwhelming mass of evidence, from numerous trustworthy witnesses, attest the peculiar facilities, especially in periods of emergency, afforded by the overland route transport.
www.marxists.org /archive/marx/works/1858/08/13.htm   (1449 words)

The 1858 Act abolished the Board of Commissioners and replaced it with a sole Commissioner who also held the positions of Under Secretary for Public Works, Commissioner for Roads, and Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs.
In 1952 an amendment to the Government Railways Act made provision for Ministerial control and in 1972 the Public Transport Commission was established under the terms of the Public Transport Commission Act (No.53, 1972).
The Transport Authorities Act (No. 103, 1980) provided for the abolition of the Public Transport Commission and the establishment of a State Rail Authority, with a Railway Workshop Board subsidiary, and an Urban Transport Authority.
www.records.nsw.gov.au /cguide/pr/railways.htm   (1027 words)

 Report on State Legislative Developments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Would create the High Speed Rail Study Commission; provide for membership and appointment, staff, duties of the commission, and dissolution of the commission upon submission of a required report; direct the Department of Transportation to begin collecting and organizing existing data on high speed rail systems; and provide an appropriation.
Would specify that disabled passengers in wheelchairs who travel by rail feeder bus service over any regular route of the Capitol Corridors between Monterey County and the City of San Jose be exempt from the requirement to purchase a ticket for rail service on at least one leg of the trip.
Would establish the Indiana High Speed Rail Study Commission to evaluate existing studies that address the needs and viability of high speed rail service in and through the state and require the commission to submit a final report of the their findings and recommendations to the legislative council before November 1, 2005.
www.ncsl.org /programs/transportation/601amtrak.htm   (1531 words)

 Growth of London's Transport
The pioneer tram line between the Marble Arch and Notting Hill Gate, which was opened in 1861 with so much pomp and ceremony and feasting, was taken up very soon afterwards, partly because the projecting rail flanges were found to be a source of inconvenience to other road users.
Finally, the expansion in recent years of the Underground system, until most of its mileage lies on the surface, has changed the whole face of London's transport.
It is now under the direct control of the London Passenger Transport Board.
mikes.railhistory.railfan.net /r054.html   (3157 words)

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The cost of railroad transport will probably never be so low as carriage by water,--that is, natural water-communication; because the river or ocean is given to man complete and ready for use, needing no repairs, and with no interest to pay upon construction capital.
The extent of this diffusion is as the square of the speed of transport.
Twenty years of experience show that the diminished cost of transport by railroad invariably augments the amount of commerce transacted, and in a much larger ratio than the reduction of cost.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/1/0/8/6/10867/10867-8.txt   (16169 words)

 Dates in Canadian Railway History
The name was changed to Northern Railway of Canada on August 16, 1858 and it became part of the Northern and Northwestern Railway on June 6, 1879, now part of Canadian National.
This is the longest rail tunnel in the Americas.
Lawrence and Hudson Railway is formed by merging the CP Rail routes in southern Ontario and Quebec with its Delaware and Hudson subsidiary in northern USA.
www.railways.incanada.net /candate/candate.htm   (10460 words)

 American Civil War
Lincoln had even encouraged abolitionists with his 1858 "House divided" speech, though that speech was also consistent with an eventual end of slavery achieved gradually and voluntarily with compensation to slave-owners and resettlement of former slaves.
In addition to Lincoln's presidential victory, the slave states had lost the balance of power in the Senate and were facing a future as a perpetual minority after decades of nearly continuous control of the presidency and the Congress.
Railroads were first used at First Bull Run to transport troops into combat and the War was the first in which entire armies were rail-transported long distances.
webpages.charter.net /wisconsinlegion-7thdistrict/Am_Civil_War.htm   (4686 words)

 North Carolina ON TRACK: Summer 2001
High-speed rail transit is under consideration from the busy Northeast corridor of the country to the booming southern metro regions of Richmond, Raleigh and Charlotte with service eventually expanding to Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation and NCRR currently are working together on plans for $48 million worth of improvements to the Raleigh-Charlotte portion of the corridor with money from state and federal funds.
The two transportation departments will hold a series of formal public hearings in both states this summer and fall to provide an overview of the draft EIS and allow opportunity for public comment.
www.bytrain.org /redbarinfo/NEWS/ontrack/ontrack5.html   (2940 words)

 CHESTER COUNTY FACTS: transport and public works
The school was located on Rt202, and when parents showed up in cars to retrieve their children, traffic congestion ensued despite the efforts of a West Goshen policeman to direct traffic.
The Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company recently petitioned the state PUC to replace its trolley line on PA3 between West Chester and Philadelphia with buses.
Ralph G. Smith, Inc. was a milk transportation and moving company, which branched out into general freight, warehousing and horse transportation.
courses.wcupa.edu /jones/his480/notes/z-trans.htm   (9648 words)

 History of the 23rd Pennsylvania
The Twenty-third left Harrison's Landing on the morning of the 16th of July, and, passing through Charles City, crossed the Chickahomony on a pontoon bridge, and, after a fatiguing march of seventy miles, in clouds of dust, and beneath a burning sun, arrived at Yorktown.
Resting until the 28th, amusing themselves in fishing, bathing, and destroying fortifications, the regiment embarked on the City of Richmond, with a transport containing the Sixty-first Pennsylvania in tow, and arrived at Alexandria, on the 31st.
Moving with the division for the destruction of the Virginia Central railroad, it reached its destination after a hard march, and the work of burning ties, heating and twisting rails, and demolishing bridges, was commenced.
www.angelfire.com /pa5/gettysburgpa/23rdpahistory.html   (7580 words)

 Transport 2000 Hotline
This is the Transport 2000 Canada Hotline, issue number 742, recorded on 23 January 2004, Bert Titcomb reporting.
The railway was first proposed in 1858, but work to link Australia's southern and northern coasts, filling in a 1500-km gap between Alice Springs and Darwin, began only in April 2001.
VIA Rail Canada and WestJet have signed an agreement to provide travellers with "excursion-rate," multi-modal fares to destinations served by VIA Rail and WestJet.
www.transport2000.ca /Hotlines/hl040123.htm   (768 words)

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