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AAR Says Technology Has Made RRs Safer

America’s freight railroads are safer because the industry has invested an estimated $100 billion into infrastructure, equipment and technology over the past four years The Association of American Railroads said this week. 186 more words

Railroad News

Strasburg, PA - May 2018 - Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania near the small town of Strasburg. With over 100 locomotives and cars it is one of the larger rail museums in America. 221 more words

Architecture

And Now What's Wrong At City Hall

So some more of the problems with Lansing City Hall have come to light. Apparently there’s a fairly important service hallway on the fifth floor that’s blocked by a dragon. 159 more words

Humor

Coal company striving to meet demands of war

Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, May 14, 1918

Throughout the nation the call is resounding, “Lay in your next winter’s coal NOW.”

That is the urgent appeal of the United States Fuel Administration, and it applies with as much force in the State of Washington as in any other state in the Union, so officials of the administration point out it is a patriotic duty as well as a measure of preparedness to see that the fuel bin is filled up quickly, for the nation is facing such problems as never confronted her before in the mining and distribution of coal. 415 more words

Towns

Trains, Ticks, Cowboys, and Cattle

Dire warnings of ticks fill 2018’s spring news. Fence out the deer. Spray. Strip when you walk in the door, then toss your clothes into the dryer. 296 more words

Blog

Steam Locomotives of the Nineteenth Century

This week, I published a visual history of steam locomotives of the nineteenth century:

Steam Locomotives: Nineteenth Century Engineering, illustrated with more than 150 images of steam engines drawn by the top engineering illustrators of the 19th century. 438 more words