Category: Railroads

The DeAutremont Brothers: America's Last Great Train Robbery

The DeAutremont Brothers: America's Last Great Train Robbery

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Louis and Detroit by securing the Detroit, Butler & St. Organized in San Francisco, California on March 3, 1903, the Western Pacific Railway Company was incorporated in the State of California on March 6, 1903, with Walter Bartnett as its first president. Many historic sites are still recognizable. Tubman was only about five feet tall, but she was smart and she was strong -- and she carried a long rifle. Louis Railroad ("Nickel Plate Road"); Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad; Norfolk and Western Railroad; Roanoke Machine Works; Shenandoah Valley Railroad; Tidewater Railway; and the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway.
Shropshire Railways

Shropshire Railways

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The State of Kansas had its most miles of track totaling 9,367 miles with 26 different railroads and in each county. Engine 22 was the only diesel-electric locomotive TS-E purchased new. Shortly after arriving in Adair, gunfire erupted wounding Captain Jack and Chief LaFlore along with several others. FEC also is using 50 new all-aluminum flatbed trailers allowing the railroad to haul more payload and be more competitive; these new flatbeds brings the total FEC owns to 319.
Riding Yorkshire's Final Steam Trains: Journeys on BR'S

Riding Yorkshire's Final Steam Trains: Journeys on BR'S

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It was necessary to put in a third track across Main Street to provide for the placing of cars on the coal chute siding. William Aiken House in Charleston, SC Some prominent businessmen in Charleston got together and talked about what could be done. It would be the first railroad in Canada. The investigation of the Roseville train explosions was continuing when there was another train explosion. They then went back in 1953 and retroactively gave already manufactured locomotives the PA-1, PB-1, PA-2 or PB-2 designation, depending on what specification had been used for manufacture.
Odd Corners of the Southern from the Days of Steam: From the

Odd Corners of the Southern from the Days of Steam: From the

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New sightseeing service to Grandview and Spencer Glacier initiated, proving to be a popular day trip travel choice in 2003. Donald Smith and Macdonald agreed that the name was appropriate. The museum’s future programming will address current and new technologies unique to the rail industry that will ensure our mobility and a cleaner environment in the future. Harriet Tubman, Henry Bibb, Anthony Burns, Addison White, Josiah Henson and John Parker all escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad.
The Vanderbilts

The Vanderbilts

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The US Military Railroad operated the A&W along with its connections, the Alexandria, Loudon & Hampshire, and the north end of the O&A RR as part of the Military Railroad of Northern Virginia. Within the Depot are two operational HO and N scale model railroad layout displays depicting various railroad eras and operations venues. The line built northward from Cincinnati through Hamilton and reached Dayton on September 20, 1851. The Call of March 18, 1899 John McNeill pleaded guilty to assault and battery yesterday before Judge Bechtel.
West Midlands Railway Through Time

West Midlands Railway Through Time

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Greg Smith, President, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Historical Society." 4th Quarter of The Sentinel magazine has been published. The law therefore gave the road what was called "in lieu" lands further west. A few months later, after a considerable investment, he and members of the Georgia Garden Railroad Society designed and built the Vines Garden Railroad. It is certainly very indiscreet to purchase such articles from boys, as the presumption is always very strong that they could not have come by them honestly.
The North American Railroad: Its Origin, Evolution, and

The North American Railroad: Its Origin, Evolution, and

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Congress approves $100 million rehabilitation program. That is not to say they could not have been used in a form not discussed. The locomotive is shown on public display at celebrations in Janesville on July 9 (which also included a visit from Milwaukee Road 261) and in Madison on July 23 and the locomotive returns to regular service wearing its new paint job permanently. New system of attaching the cars of the Fairmount branch of the Philadelphia Traction Company to the cable motor cars at Franklin and Wallace Streets went into effect.
Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most

Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most

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The coroner's jury rendered a verdict in accordance with the facts and exonerated the train hands from blame. In 1855 a line was constructed from Chicago to Joliet under the name of the Joliet & Chicago Railroad, and leased in perpetuity to the present Company, which was reorganized in 1857 under the name of the St. Eyewitnesses who were standing near the crossing said the truck was tossed into the air several feet but settled back on the front of the engine after tearing off the crossing gate.
Blue Jackets; or, Chips of the Old Block: A Narrative of the

Blue Jackets; or, Chips of the Old Block: A Narrative of the

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San Francisco: California State Printing Office, 1914. The Underground Railroad wasn't really a railroad, it was a system of routes th…at slaves had to walk through to get to one of the free states. When was the original track that passed through Promontory Summit in northern Utah abandoned? The need for an operating agent at each station was becoming very small. A few remnants of the railway are still visible along the coast.
The Northern Railroads In The Civil War, 1861-1865

The Northern Railroads In The Civil War, 1861-1865

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It was America's first common carrier railroad and survived to become one of the world's oldest railroad companies. The National Railroad Museum has begun a Capital Campaign for an exciting expansion. Although the NCRA has already met and overcome the first two of three challenges (established a public private-partnership and begun operating the railroad without any operating subsidy from the State), the third challenge will require the public funding to achieve.