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  Railroad - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Railways soon spread throughout Britain and through the world, and became the dominant means of land transport for nearly a century, until the invention of aircraft and automobiles, which prompted a gradual decline in railways.
The use of overhead cables conducting electricity, invented by Granville T. Woods in 1888, amongst several other improvements by Woods, led to the development of electrified railways, the first of which was operated at Coney Island from 1892.
However, railroad has been used historically in Britain and a number of American companies have railway in their names instead of railroad (the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway being the most pre-eminent modern example).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /railroad.htm   (1807 words)

  
 Rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first railroad in the United States may have been a gravity railroad in Lewiston, New York in 1764.
The Leiper Railroad in Pennsylvania was the first permanent railroad, opened in 1810, and the Granite Railroad in 1826 may have been the first to evolve through continuous operations into a common carrier.
However, railroad was used in Britain concurrently with railway until the 1850s when railway became the established term.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Railroad   (1896 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: Railroad Articles
There was a railroad from Chicago to Galena, called the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad, and south of it, at a distance of thirty miles West of Chicago, was an ambitious little town called Aurora, which, in 1852, desired a branch to connect it with the main line at Turner Station.
In this dilemma it was concluded to form outside auxiliary railroads companies under the general corporation laws of Missouri and Illinois, and to enter into traffic contracts between them and the bridge company for the performance of railway service between St. Louis and East St. Louis.
If afford the means of ingress and egress to twenty-two railroads; it owns, for the common, joint use of thse railroads, the lasgest and finest Union passenger station existing, and it furnishes freight facilities, storage yards and warehouses for all the vast tonnage that these twenty-two roads bring into and out of St. Louis.
tacnet.missouri.org /history/encycmo/encycmorr.html   (3327 words)

  
 THE NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME, INC. - Hamlet NC,
The purpose of the museum is to create that time when railroads were the main source of long distance travel and passenger train service was at its zenith.
Railroads which became a part of SAL are also represented on our layout.
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroads merged in 1967 to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, which became and is now CSX Transportation, a member of CSX Corporation.
www.micropublishing.com /railroad   (710 words)

  
 Center for Railroad Photography & Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Railroad photography has transcended its origins as a creative hobby or tool of railroad promotion and, over the last three decades, has emerged as a legitimate preservation discipline.
One of the primary objectives of the Center is to document the history of railroad artists, photographers, and the use of imagery throughout the industry.
After all, railroads and railroading are as much a part of the American culture, as say, the automobile.
www.railphoto-art.org /journal.asp   (4172 words)

  
 Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad is a regional railroad that currently operates over 645 miles of track (545 owned or leased and 100 in trackage rights) throughout south central Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Wisconsin and Southern Railroad Co is a regional railroad that currently operates over 645 miles of track (545 owned or leased and 100 in trackage rights) throughout south central Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Wisconsin and Southern Railroad is committed to safe grade crossings and works with the public to educate them about the hazards present at these crossings.
www.wsorrailroad.com   (431 words)

  
 History of the Panama Railroad
Their only monument today is the Panama Railroad, the completion of which marked one of the greatest achievements of the age and will ever be a memorial to the dauntless courage of its brave builders and their story is one of the most gallant in the annals of commerce.
The completion of the Panama Railroad marked a revolutionary period in the world's traffic, and the immediate effects on transportation of the rapidly increasing demands of commerce were such that they could not be met at the beginning.
The important work accomplished by the railroad and steamship line during the world war is a definite illustration of the high degree of organization attained by the road in efficiency, which enabled them to achieve remarkable results.
www.trainweb.org /panama/history1.html   (5859 words)

  
 Underground Railroad on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This nomenclature, along with the numerous, somewhat glorified, personal reminiscences written by conductors in the postwar period, created the impression that the Underground Railroad was a highly systematized, national, secret organization that accomplished prodigious feats in stealing slaves away from the South.
In fact, most of the help given to fugitive slaves on their varied routes north was spontaneously offered and came not only from abolitionists or self-styled members of the Underground Railroad, but from anyone moved to sympathy by the plight of the runaway slave before his eyes.
The abolitionists used the Underground Railroad as a propaganda device to dramatize the evils of slavery; Southern slaveholders publicized it to illustrate Northern infidelity to the fugitive slave laws.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/U/Undergro.asp   (867 words)

  
 Railroad Collection introduction
The Norfolk and Western Railroad was organized in 1881 from the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad, which had been sold to the Philadelphia investment banking firm of E.W.Clark and Company.
In 1892, Norfolk and Western leased the Roanoke and Southern Railroad, connecting Roanoke with Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and in 1893 it leased the Lynchburg and Durham, connecting Lynchburg with Durham, North Carolina.
Railroads for which such extensive documentation exists include the Norfolk and Western and its direct predecessors, the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio, the Norfolk and Petersburg, the Southside, and the Virginia and Tennessee; the Shenandoah Valley; and the Georgia Pacific.
spec.lib.vt.edu /railroad/rrintro.htm   (1201 words)

  
 Railroad Museum - Golden, Colorado - trains, railroad history
The museum was established in 1959 to preserve for future generations a tangible record of Colorado's flamboyant railroad era, particularly the state's pioneering narrow gauge mountain railroads.
In 1964 the not-for-profit Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation, a 501 (c)(3), was formed to assume ownership and operation of the museum.
Members of the Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation (museum members), Intermountain Chapter-National Railway Historical Society, Colorado Historical Society, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, Denver HO Club, and Denver Garden Railway Society have free admission by prior agreements.
www.crrm.org   (781 words)

  
 Railroad
Of course, such matters as railroad right-of-way must be dealt with carefully if household peace is to be maintained.
The primary target railroad for my layout is the North Pacific Coast Railroad and it's successor railroads, the North Shore and the Northwestern Pacific.
One of the reasons to build a garden railroad is to make use of nature's willingness to grow plants outdoors to provide much of the scenery.
www.ironhorse129.com /Railroad/railroad.htm   (2841 words)

  
 RAILROAD PIONEER
In Railroad Pioneer, trains will be more than just exchangeable units that come and go as the years go by.
This is the challenge you will be faced with in Railroad Pioneer: As a real pioneer, you will have to send your crew to survey the land before you can make a decision as to how to invest your hard-earned dollars into further kilometres of track.
With "Railroad Pioneer" you'll be able to experience all this at close quarters and, at the end of a dramatic journey, leave your mark as a railway magnate in the eventful history of steamers and pioneers.
www.railroad-pioneer.com   (930 words)

  
 Genealogical Information After 1936   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Railroad Retirement Board, like the Social Security Administration, was not established until the mid-1930's, and it began maintaining its own records of all covered rail service in 1937.
If a person was not actually working for a railroad after 1936, he or she would not be listed in these records.
The Board's records are kept by the railroad employee's social security number and a person's social security number often appears on his or her death certificate.
www.rrb.gov /geneal.html   (501 words)

  
 Central Pacific Railroad, Promontory, Summit Utah, Sierra Mountains, Steam Engine
The dream of a Transcontinental Railroad led Theodore Judah and Doc Strong in the back of a drugstore to draw up the articles of incorporation in the fall of 1860 and thus the Central Pacific Railroad was born.
The catalyst of the Transcontinental Railroad was the passage of the Pacific Railroad Act in 1862.
It was not until the Central Pacific Railroad hired a chemist to manufacture nitroglycerin on the spot that progress moved on.
www.linecamp.com /museums/americanwest/western_clubs/central_pacific_railroad/central_pacific_railroad.html   (922 words)

  
 Railroad Maps Collection
The Railroad maps represent an important historical record, illustrating the growth of travel and settlement as well as the development of industry and agriculture in the United States.
Included in the collection are progress report surveys for individual lines, official government surveys, promotional maps, maps showing land grants and rights-of-way, and route guides published by commercial firms.
The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/rrhome.html   (221 words)

  
 RailroadInfo.Com - Railroad news, information and photos
The $2.4-billion Alameda Corridor project is a 20-mile railroad expressline that connects the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the transcontinental rail network east of downtown Los Angeles, CA.
The articles are sorted by railroad and date, and you can also view all of the recent press releases on a single page.
Model railroads of all sizes and scales are also featured, from Z scale to G and beyond.
www.railroadinfo.com   (1074 words)

  
 Railroad Timeline History
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is chartered to run from Baltimore to the Ohio River in Virginia.
It was delivered under its own power to the Central Railroad of New Jersey and assigned as CNJ #1000.
The San Diego Railroad Museum operates its first Golden State Limited excursion train between Campo, CA and Miller Creek, CA on the SD&A. Here is the first crew on 4 January.
www.sdrm.org /history/timeline   (2466 words)

  
 RAILROAD.NET - The Railroad Network
And when the train pulls out of the station without them, then it is the railroad's fault for departing without them.
Whether the departure is on the advertised or twenty minutes down it is never the fault of the passenger for being late.
An excerpt from Chapter 7 of Information Rules written by Carl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian, this article discusses the battle of railroad gauge standardization in the United States during the nineteenth century.
www.railroad.net   (249 words)

  
 Retracing the Route to Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His mission was to generate interest in establishing a national park site to commemorate the Underground Railroad and to gather information about this clandestine, organized system of escape that could not be gleaned from history books.
The Underground Railroad, the most dramatic nonviolent protest against slavery in the United States, began in the colonial era and reached its peak between 1830 and 1865.
Whether our ancestors were the enslaved or slave owners, on the side of the abolitionists or the slave catchers, of African, Native American, European or other ethnic descent, it is important for us to have a dialogue about our history and learn about our hidden heritage.
www.npca.org /walk.html   (1823 words)

  
 Railroad webcams - Catch the live trains online with railcams sponsored by TrainWeb.
We have over 10 railcams which are located along some of the nation's busiest rail lines and train stations.
TrainParty.com is the ultimate place to shop for all your railroad theme party needs.
The images are uploaded to the server and kept until another train passes and the images are updated.
www.railcams.com   (367 words)

  
 Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Canon City, Colorado
The Royal Gorge Route Railroad offers the best experience of the Royal Gorge on a breathtaking, 2-hour scenic and historic train ride on the most famous portion of the former Denver and Rio Grande Western train line.
The railroad tracks were laid over 120 years ago, however, passenger service was cut off in 1967.
This is a very popular choice among both "railroaders" and "non-railroaders" alike, so we suggest booking early as space is limited to two individuals in the cab per trip.
www.royalgorgeroute.com   (866 words)

  
 Railroad History Database
For future location of sources of information about the major railroad systems, it was felt that it would be useful to be able to identify for each major railroad of the 1930-1950 era which society or societies, if any, exist.
The DENRAH project is an effort to demonstrate the potential of computer technology for the portrayal of railroad history, with an emphasis on historical geography.
The prime objective is to concentrate on the growth phase of the US railroad system, and avoid diluting the main effort by devoting time and energy to the declining phase, or toupdating continually to the present time.
www.rrhistorical.com /rrdata   (2530 words)

  
 Georgetown Loop Railroad, Inc.- A Colorado Corporation
The Georgetown Loop Railroad, Inc., a Colorado Corporation, ran the Georgetown Loop Railroad for the Colorado Historical Society, for a period of 32-years, until October, 2004.
However, the final offer made by the CHS for an increase in fee, higher liability limits and a shortened operating term, forced the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Inc. to end operaing its steam trains on the famous line and concentrate all efforts operating the famous Royal Gorge Route Railroad, located in Canon City, Colorado.
If you enjoyed riding the steam trains of the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Inc. over the past 32 years, you'll love riding the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, operated by the same family through the Royal Gorge.
www.gtownloop.com   (449 words)

  
 Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, Los Gatos, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A group of businessmen formed a non-profit corporation to purchase the railroad from the Jones estate and relocate it in a corner of Oak Meadow Park and a portion of Vasona Park in Los Gatos.
Most important, however, is the joy that this railroad continues to give to the young and young at heart who enjoy the thrill of riding behind a real steam locomotive.
The water tank, a necessity when operating a steam railroad, was designed and built by volunteers, as were the steam blowdown deflector unit and the turntable.
www.bjwrr.org   (1821 words)

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