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U.S. Steel closing Gary Works coke plant

U.S. Steel plans to close its Gary Works coke plant in May, displacing about 300 workers. It will mark the end of a coke-making era at the steel plant that once operated three coke batteries. 187 more words


The 1890 Travel Blogger: Wonderland

(There were no travel bloggers in 1890. There were no blogs. No Web. But there were more and more people in America ready to do some traveling and looking for places to go. 682 more words


Sens. Schumer, Blumenthal Introduce Rail-crossing Improvement Act

U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) earlier this week introduced a bill aimed at improving safety at grade crossings.

The Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Act of 2015 was introduced in reaction to the recent MTA Metro-North Railroad accident in which a train collided with a sport utility vehicle that stopped on a crossing in Valhalla, N.Y. 261 more words


Burial site at Mound House

In the days when the Virginia and Truckee Railroad traveled between Virginia City and Carson City, there was one important station along the way known as Moundhouse. 461 more words


Illinois peeps, check out - Hints at Warren Buffett’s Succession

Charlie Munger suggests that Berkshire Hathaway’s next chief executive will be either Greg Abel or Ajit Jain.. via NYT Business Day http://ift.tt/1G2UXp0



The Boston & Maine (B&M) did get down to the Hudson River. It had a line called the Adams Street railway which went to the Hudson somewhere around River Street. 1,098 more words

Railroad History

Crossing roads

This is our story and this is how it began:
I saw you from across the rail roads heading West,
while I was running East. 162 more words