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Long gone Railroads

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Salty, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Salty

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    All that is left around here are Norfolk Southern, CSX, and the independent operators they lease their spur lines to.
     
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    IMO the creation of the steam engine/locomotive railroads in America was our number one propulsion into the Industrial Revolution which made America Great.

    Our Historical Gem "The Iron Horse" fulfilled our Manifest Destiny.

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    Ya, I'm a White Supremacist.

    Hmm, does my Ashkenazim Jewish blood negate my White Supremacy?
     
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    Many railroad jobs were lost here in Indiana. People rejected passenger trains after the Korean War in favor of the automobile. Passenger trains were low in quality. The Pennsylvania Railroad in Indiana was closely tied to the automobile industry in Detroit in the freight lines. Now those right of ways have been lost so that the freight lines cannot be restored. What industry that is left in the rust belt often relies on trucking. The bankers saw that you could not make money in railroading and so the federal government began unsuccessfully to nationalize some passenger and freight service but the feds only lose money. It is the end of the line.
     
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    There was a Golden Valley line with a station at Peterchurch where we now live. It linked small villages. We still have the station platform & a ditch where the line ran.

    An objection to the scheme reads:

    It would have been convenient for our journey to church in Hay - 10 miles, 20 minutes - along a road which in places is wide enough to allow passing oncoming traffic without slowing down, while in other stretches there are passing places so narrow you have to stop to allow oncoming traffic - including arm tractors - to squeeze past.

    We tried an alternative shorter route & found the whole 7 miles was too narrow to pass other vehicles.
     
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    Peterchurch platform & railway track :)
     
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    I thought maybe you brethren would enjoy this... In California in the city of Sacramento is the California State Railroad Museum... It's where some of the trains go when they are retired... Also some are here because of the Gold Rush way back when... Brother Glen:)

     
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    Forgot to add if any of you brethren are into model trains as a kid or now there is another video following the first also from the same place on their huge model train layout... Brother Glen:)
     
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    Click - Watch on Facebook
     
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    You expect a Baptist to research and work extra???
     
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