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    Growth of Lafayette, Indiana

    Joe Krause talked about the importance of geography, the railroad, and the Wabash and Erie Canal to the growth of Lafayette, Indiana. In the 1840s the canal stimulated trade in…

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    Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads. The case centered on whether the nationwide passenger train service is or is…

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    Book Discussion on Train

    Tom Zoellner talked about his book, Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World-from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief. br/ He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the…

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    Sleeping Car Porters and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about the history and legacy of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the first African American labor unions in the United States. They spoke about the role…

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    Pullman Porter Exhibit at the National Railroad Museum

    Robert Lettenberger talked about the National Railroad Museum’s exhibit, “Pullman Porters: From Service to Civil Rights,” and explained the role of Pull Porters throughout…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Steam Engine

    Jacqueline Frank, executive director of the National Railroad Museum, talked about the history of the “Dwight D. Eisenhower” Train during World War II. She spoke about the…

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    Railroads and the Civil War

    Christopher Gabel talked about the importance of railroads and steam-powered locomotives to the the Union and Confederate armies during the U.S. Civil War. Professor Gabel explained…

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    James J. Hill House

    Peggy Rolloff talked about former St. Paul, Minnesota, resident and railroad tycoon James J. Hill and his home. Mr. Hill made a fortune building the Great Northern Railroad,…

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    Big Boy Steam Engine

    Ed Dickens of Union Pacific Engine Restoration talked about the process of renovating a Big Boy Steam Engine. Union Pacific built 25 steam engines during World War II to help transport…

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    Cheyenne Train Depot

    James Ehrenberger talked about Cheyenne, Wyoming’s, locomotive history and why the city credits the Union Pacific for its growth. Union Pacific first built rail lines through…

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    Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Federal Railroad Administration and Department of Transportation officials testified on funding surface transportation programs and the safety and effectiveness of rail, motor carrier, and…

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    Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez formally inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrant laborers who worked on the Central Pacific Railroad between…

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    Promontory Summit

    David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific…

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    Utah State Railroad Museum

    Lee Witten toured Utah State Railroad Museum and talked about several artifacts related to the state’s rail history, including equipment that helped early trains navigate through the…

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    Deschutes Railroad War

    Railroad historian and attorney Martin Hansen talks about the Deschutes Railroad War, the race between two railroad barons to build a railroad line through central Oregon. James Hill…

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    State of the Railway Industry

    Norfolk Southern Corporation CEO Charles Moorman gave the luncheon address at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce transportation summit examining the role infrastructure plays on key sectors of…

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    Chattanooga's Railroad History

    Mark Brainard, a volunteer at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, talked about Chattanooga’s railroad History and the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad that passed through in…

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    Passenger Rail Industry

    Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman spoke about passenger rail issues and transportation funding, and provided a preview of Amtrak’s agenda in 2014.

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    Amtrak and Rail Travel

    Frank N. Wilner, contributing editor for Railway Age magazine, talked about Amtrak ridership expectations heading into the Thanksgiving holiday and future growth and proposals for expansion…

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    Amtrak Ridership and Government Shutdown

    Joseph Boardman talked about Amtrak ridership numbers that were released that same day and the future of Amtrak. He also spoke about the effects of the federal government shutdown and…

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