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18. La Roue


February 17, 1923
directed by Abel Gance

The movie opens with the camera already moving, traveling on a railroad car, with the title and director credit. 401 more words

1920s

The case for re-building our rail system


The recent derailment of an Amtrak train, killing eight people and injuring 200, has people worried about the safety of railroad transportation.  But rail transportation is extremely safe, compared to automobile driving. 334 more words

Public Policy

HOLMAN JENKINS: How Congress Railroaded the Railroads

Wall Street Journal — The Google car makes a federal mandate look positively pre-iPhone.

Is there a more absurd technology than positive train control, which Congress imposed as an unfunded mandate on railroads in 2008, and which supposedly would have prevented last week’s Philly Amtrak crash? 63 more words

Politics

Illinois peeps, check out - How to Prevent an Oil Train Disaster

Volatile gases should be removed from the crude before it is moved by rail.. via NYT Opinion http://ift.tt/1c20T4L

IFTTT

Florida Trackwork On Florida East Coast and Bond Vote For All Aboard Florida

All Aboard: Track work, crossing closures to begin in mid-June for new passenger service.

All Aboard Florida plans to improve 185 crossings on the Florida East Coast Railway starting in mid-June. 691 more words

Railroads

Change Through the Camera Lens

By Joey Bryan, CHP Graduate Research Assistant

As I discussed briefly in my last blog post, “Chuggin’ Right Along,” I helped create interpretive panels explaining the transportation history of Smyrna, Tennessee, for future display in the city’s recently renovated train depot. 490 more words

Installment No. 732: This is Colorado No. 374

The Denver and Salt Lake Railroad was created by David H. Moffat in 1903.

State Of Colorado