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Scranton, PA - June 2012 - Steamtown National Historic Park

The Steamtown National Historic Site is a railroad museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Located at the site of a railyard for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, it is owned by the National Park Service. 45 more words


Old Santa Fe Depot, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This  is  the  old  Santa  Fe  Depot  in  Oklahoma  City,  Oklahoma.

Historic Site

The fire clay discovery

Originally published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 22, 1889

Several more claims filed, a find of galena ore

Mr. James W. Bird, engineer of the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad, and four others have located mining claims in township 21, range 6 east, between Black Diamond and Franklin, in which are situated four veins of fire clay, which have recently been discovered there. 315 more words


2012 Road Trip – Day 11 – Carhenge, Scotts Bluff & Toadstool Geologic Park

Monday morning, we set off for the rest of our vacation, the scenic route home. We headed north into Wyoming, going past Cheyenne, before heading east across the prairies for the… 447 more words


American Railroads as Investments

A Handbook for Investors in American Railroad Securities

Van Oss, S.F. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893. 1st edition. 5 colored fold-out maps. 817 pp. 8vo. 53 more words

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2012 Road Trip – Day 8 – Independence Pass & Royal Gorge Railroad

Glenwood Springs was our western most point on this trip, and we ‘started home’. We were heading in a southeast direction for Aspen. I had been in Aspen many years earlier, during the winter, so it seemed like a totally different place. 573 more words