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Chinese Railroad Workers Display

In conjunction with the Brizendine Scholar’s program and the World Languages Department, the library is sponsoring an exhibit about the role Chinese workers played in the construction of the transcontinental railroads. 72 more words

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Norfolk Southern Hostile to Canadian Pacific's $28.4 Billion Bid

U.S. railroad operator Norfolk Southern all but rejected a $28.4 billion acquisition offer by Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday, calling it “low-premium” and warning it would face significant regulatory hurdles. 552 more words


New York Central Snow Blower

Getting to be that time when railroads see snow.

How many jet snow blowers were there? Apparently quite a few. In reading this GE Reports… 132 more words


My Fascination With Trains

When I was a little girl I had two fascinations that I can remember – cowboys and trains.  I have already written about my cowboy hero, Roy Rogers, near the beginning of this blog.  1,190 more words


Lakeville Anniversary

October 28, 1965, is the 50th anniversary of the last train run on the former CNE/New Haven Railroad between Canaan & Lakeville CT.  It started at the historic Canaan Railroad Station, crossed two rivers (Blackberry & Housatonic), went between the two Twin Lakes, through the towns of Taconic & Salisbury & ended in Lakeville, a distance of 8 miles.  84 more words


Ulysses S. Grant and the Wilderness of Pennsylvania (part one)

part one in a three-part series

Like the crozzled bones of giants, the steel girders of the Kinzua Viaduct lie along the valley floor and up the far hillside. 854 more words


The Hudson River and the Hudson River Railroad—1851

We welcome stories on the Hudson River and the Hudson River Railroad (later New York Central Railroad).

So we ran into a fantastic article on the… 888 more words