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The Railway King of Canada: Sir William Mackenzie, 1849-1923
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During the first two decades of this century, Sir William Mackenzie was one of Canada’s best known entrepreneurs. He spearheaded some of the largest and most technologically advanced projects undertaken in Canada during his lifetime – building…
Pullman: The Man, the Company, the Historical Park
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Connecticut Pirates & Privateers:Treasure and Treachery in the Constitution State
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The waters, inlets and islands of Connecticut once swarmed with fabled corsairs like Captain Kidd and Blackbeard who may have buried their booty in Constitution State soil. In colonial times and through the nineteenth century, over one hundred privateers used the…
The Tootin' Louie: A History Of The Minneapolis And St. Louis Railway
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The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL), affectionately known as the Tootin' Louie, was founded in 1870 to serve a Minneapolis business community threatened by powerful railway interests emerging from both Chicago and Milwaukee. Although its goal of…
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that…
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The fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad—one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the strongest storm ever to hit U.S. shores. In…
Great Central Railway: Decline And Fall
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No railway closure in the Beeching era was mourned more than that of the Great Central Railway's main line southward from Nottingham. From its cathedral-like edifice at Victoria to the distinctive island platform stations that served towns and villages all the…
Crewe In The Days Of Br Blue
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|March 1, 2020

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Crewe needs little introduction. Even in a country built on railways, with many other railway centers, Crewe is a railway town that is unequaled. Five major routes, several motive power depots, an extensive station, large marshaling yards and at one time the…
Head-On: British Columbia's Deadliest Railway Accident
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A 22-year-old Canadian National Railways telegrapher was blamed for a violent collision between a transcontinental passenger train and a troop train on Nov. 21, 1950. The head-on crash caused 21 deaths and was British Columbia's deadliest railway accident. The…
New York Central's St. Lawrence Division: 1940-1960
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The Hoppers: Limestone Traffic
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|July 1, 2020

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Since the 1860s trains have conveyed crushed limestone from Derbyshire to the soda ash and chemicals works in Mid-Cheshire. By the 1930s a new higher capacity design of wagon was needed, and so the "Hoppers" were built by Charles Roberts for Imperial…
Gwr Locomotives: The Manor Class
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The Manor class 4-6-0s were introduced for lightly laid lines and so were popular on the Cambrian Coast Express as well as the Newcastle–Swansea port-to-port express. Although only 30 were ever built almost one third of the class has survived in…
Tracking the Chili Line Railroad to Santa Fe
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