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  1. USS ALASKA

    From Liverpool to the Little Schuylkill Railroad, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

    http://www.northeast.railfan.net/phil_reading.html http://chubachus.blogspot.com/2014/11/a-man-posing-on-steam-locomotive-1856.html From CWT poster @chubachus site - please visit to see an animated stereoscopic view...
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    Weirdly, Canals and Trains Made Pre-Civil-War Americans Smaller

    Trains and open waterways spurred an economic boom in the Antebellum, but they also drove down Americans' health. AP Photo An interesting view point... Weirdly, Canals and Trains Made Pre-Civil-War Americans Smaller Laura Bliss Aug 28, 2018 Why a transportation revolution had some...
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    Map of United States military rail roads

    https://tile.loc.gov/image-services/iiif/service:gmd:gmd370:g3701:g3701p:cw0056000/full/pct:25/0/default.jpg Map of United States military rail roads, showing the rail roads operated during the war from 1862-1866, as military lines Cool, zoomable map at the LoC website... About this Item...
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    American Railroad Mergers and Family History Charts

    https://www.railroadsignals.us/mergers/ For those interested in Ancestry and Family Trees, some excellent charts on the above web page of Railroad background. Cheers, USS ALASKA
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    Heavy Item Rail Transportation

    The 20-inch bore of a Rodman gun could fit a man inside. This Rodman was en route to Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1864 when it stopped long enough in Harrisburg, Pa. for a photo. Photo: Ken Turner Collection https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Rodman-RR-car.png...
  6. Lisa Murphy

    Book Review Locomotives Up the Turnpike

    Locomotives Up the Turnpike: The Civil War Career of Captain Thomas R. Sharp, C.S.A. By David L. Bright, with maps and illustrations by Andrew H. Hall Locomotives Up the Turnpike is the story of a young, energetic and remarkably competent man who salvaged, repaired, built, and managed...
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    New Railroads & Steam Locomotives Forum Host

    https://www.american-rails.com/images/WAGENCHAT.jpg Fellow Posters and 'Ferro-Equine' enthusiasts: I would like to thank Mike and Ami for allowing me to serve as host of the Railroads & Steam Locomotives Forum. This entire board has taught me so much about this time period that a simple...
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    'Great Train Raid' Rolls Out Civil War Railroad Heritage in May

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4397/36857742445_464e6f864b_b.jpg For those interested in the story of @DaveBrt 's book 'Locomotives Up the Turnpike -- The Civil War Career of Quartermaster Captain Thomas R. Sharp, C. S. A.' ... Great Train Raid’ Rolls Out Civil War Railroad Heritage in May Mar...
  9. Jimklag

    Been Working On The Railroad - New York Times Article

    For Black History month, here is a story from the NY Times of one man's railroad experience. Samuel Ballton was born into slavery on New Year’s Day in 1838 on Vincent A. Marmaduke’s plantation in Westmoreland County, Va., about 80 miles south of Washington. The county was home to the Washington...
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    Railroad spike ceremony set Jan. 25

    https://www.up.com/goldenspike/index.html To go with all the recent Transcontinental Railroad threads... Railroad spike ceremony set Jan. 25 21 hrs ago ELKO – Union Pacific Railroad will be concluding its 150th celebration of completing the Transcontinental Railroad this spring, and a special...
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    Historic marker dedicated to Bristol railroad history and train station

    https://www.todaysphoto.org/potd/large/bristol-train-station.jpg Historic marker dedicated to Bristol railroad history and train station LEIF GREISS | BRISTOL HERALD COURIER Dec 4, 2018 Updated Dec 4, 2018 The land for the railroad facilities was donated in 1848 by the Rev. James King, and...
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    Population Map

    While doing some research for the Transcontinental Railroad thread, came across this map ... http://www.jcshepard.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/map_us_rail_1861.png ...really serves to illustrate @wausaubob 's posts of the tremendous differences in population -...
  13. Pat Young

    "It was enough for one Presidential Candidate to make a fool of himself at thirty miles an hour"

    In October, 1868, Democratic presidential candidate Horatio Seymour boarded a train to campaign in cities around the country. This was an unusual step in his era. Some thought it undignified, while others saw it as an appropriately modern use of a new technology. Republican James G. Blaine used...
  14. OldReliable1862

    What if: More dual gauge railroads in America?

    Link for those wondering what I'm talking about: Considering how dual gauge railways can join lines of different gauges, could this be used to create a more unified American rail network in the pre-Civil War period and the years following it? In a surviving CSA where the economy isn't quite a...
  15. Jimklag

    Railroads West To Tennessee

    In 1863, both the CSA and US Army made large troop movements from the Virginia theater to the area around Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Confederate troops were 2/3 of Longstreet's 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia and the U.S. troops were the 11th and 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac. Here are a...
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    Horseshoe Curve

    http://explorepahistory.com/kora/files/1/2/1-2-5AA-25-ExplorePAHistory-a0b9p8-a_349.jpg Source - LOC Source - LOC Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, PA. Completed in 1854 to replace the Allegheny Portage Railroad. Built by Pennsylvania Railroad Engineers John Edgar Thomson and Herman Haupt...
  17. Jimklag

    August 20 Scott Mingus, Sr. Presentation

    From Scott Mingus, Sr. I am speaking at the Historical Society of Baltimore County on Sunday at 2 p.m. My topic is the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad in the Civil War, based on my book. I will cover the alleged Lincoln Assassination Plot of 1861, Isaac Trimble's bold train theft...
  18. Jimklag

    Railroad Film By Thomas Edison

    This is and interesting YouTube video from film actually taken by Thomas Edison's film company between 1897 and 1906.
  19. Jimklag

    Happy 4th Of July

  20. USS ALASKA

    Canals, Rivers, Roads, and Railroads...

    http://cdoovision.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/map-of-canals-in-us-1820-1860-transportation.jpg http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/19-century/us-canals.jpg Cheers, USS ALASKA


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