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Freight train service connects China to Europe

Some weeks ago a train carrying 80 containers, about as much as a medium-sized container ship, arrived in the Netherlands from China, via Russia, Belarus and Poland. 156 more words


Trams And Roses

The MOW people on the Toden Arakawa must like gardening.  The result is wonderful.


New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, New Hope, Pennsylvania.

This  is  the  New  Hope  and  Ivyland  Railroad  at  the  station  in  New  Hope,  Pennsylvania.  It  is  a  short  line  railroad  that  also  runs  excursion  trips.

Dining Cars and Cantaloupe Pie

Back in the day when travel was an adventure and most people got from here to there by rail, one of the highlights of any trip was taking a meal in the dining car. 600 more words


A Day In The Life Of an Interlocking Tower

Just found this great video of operation at 75th St Tower, Chicago.

Towers like this across the country were how the railroads were operated up until fairly recently.  6 more words


CB&Q Railroad Button

“The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Wyoming, and New Mexico and Texas via subsidiary railroads. 90 more words