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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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    Nevada State Railroad Museum

    Frank Ackerman talked about the Nevada State Railroad Museum, the history of Nevada’s Virginia and Truckee Railroad, and the railroad’s growth that paralleled Nevada’s…

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    Freight and Passenger Rail Safety

    In reaction to recent rail accidents in Connecticut and Missouri, witnesses testified at a hearing on ways to improve passenger and freight rail safety.

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    B&O Railroad Museum

    American History TV visited the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum to look at examples of historic railroad equipment, including stagecoaches and wagons used on the National Road, and…

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    B&O Railroad and the Civil War

    Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the…

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    Freight Transportation System

    Witnesses from FedEx, Norfolk Southern, the South Carolina Ports Authority, Werner Enterprises, and the AFL-CIOtestified on the future of freight transportation.

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    U.S. Infrastructure

    Casey Dinges explained the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2013 report card on the state of U.S. infrastructure. The group gave the country a “D+,” up from a…

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    New Mexico's Railroad History

    Transportation and train expert Fred Friedman talked about the history and significance of trains in New Mexico. There were at least 16 railroad properties in New Mexico in the 1880s.…

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    History of New York City's Penn Station

    Architectural historian Barry Lewis talked about the history of Pennsylvania Station, from its development in the early 1900s, through its demolition and remodeling of its remaining…

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