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  • Hearing Focuses on Positive Train Control Implementation
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    Positive Train Control Implementation

    Members of a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee met to discuss the recent train accidents and whether transportation executives will be able to meet the December 31, 2018,…

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  • BO Railroad Museum
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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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  • Senate Infrastructure Panel Holds Hearing on Freight Movement
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    Freight Movement

    Transportation experts testified at a hearing on the nation’s freight movement and its impact on the economy. The witnesses stressed the importance of their industry and also spoke about…

    346 views
  • Birth of Route 66
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    Birth of Route 66

    Springfield, Missouri, is the known as the birthplace of Route 66. John Sellars, executive director of the History Museum on the Square, shared the story of how this historic highway received its name.…

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    All They Will Call You

    Tim Hernandez talked about his book, All They Will Call You, about the impact of a 1948 plane crash in California that killed 32 people, including 28 Mexican migrant workers being deported by the U.S. government. The names of the…

    823 views
  • Conversation with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao
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    Conversation with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao talked about her personal and professional life. She reflected on her early years in Taiwan and coming to the U.S. as an immigrant, working for the last…

    809 views
  • BO Railroad and the Civil War
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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 Civil War with the…

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  • Railroads and Rail Cars
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    Railroads and Rail Cars

    Transportation curator Matt Anderson gave a tour of the railroad exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and talked about the progression of American rail from the early…

    587 views
  • Northern Pacific Railroad
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    Northern Pacific Railroad

    Michael Sullivan talked about how the arrival of the transcontinental railway to Tacoma, Washington, shaped the small, Pacific Northwest town. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to make Tacoma…

    296 views
  • Steamboat Arabia
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    Steamboat Arabia

    David Hawley of the Arabia Steamboat Museum shared the story of Arabia’s recovery and the treasure that it carried. Built in 1853, the Steamboat Arabia survived only 3 years of service before it sank in the…

    516 views
  • Steamboat Ticonderoga
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    Steamboat Ticonderoga

    Chip Stulen, director of preservation at the Shelburne Museum, talked about the steamboat’s nearly 50 years of service. The Ticonderoga was the last steamboat to operate on Lake Champlain. C-SPAN’s…

    234 views
  • Railroad History in Vermont
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    Railroad History in Vermont

    Shelburne Museum Director of Preservation Chip Stulen highlighted items that tell the story of what traveling through Vermont by train would have been like in the early 1900s. The Shelburne Museum offerings…

    249 views
  • Hearing Focuses on Highway and Transit Infrastructure Investment
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    Transportation Infrastructure

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit heard testimony from local stakeholders on transportation infrastructure investment. Witnesses provided various…

    400 views
  • History of Lake Champlain
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    History of Lake Champlain

    Jeff Hindes of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum talked about the lake and its role in war and commerce. Lake Champlain was an essential part of the history and economy of Burlington, Vermont.…

    335 views
  • TSA Administrator David Pekoske Testifies at Homeland Security Hearing
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    Transportation Infrastructure Security

    TSA Administrator David Pekoske testified at a hearing on preventing terrorist attacks against transportation systems. He answered questions from members on several issues, including…

    654 views
  • Portland Observatory
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    Portland Observatory

    Alessa Wylie gave a tour of the Portland Observatory and shows off its views of Portland, Maine. The Portland Observatory is a maritime signal tower built in 1807. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

    162 views
  • Portland Head Light
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    Portland Head Light

    Jeanne Gross talked about the history of Maine’s oldest light house. Portland Head Light was completed in 1791 and guided ships safely into Portland Harbor. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made…

    240 views
  • Washington Journal Representative Paul Mitchell RMI Discusses Tax Reform
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    Representative Paul Mitchell on Tax Reform

    Representative Paul Mitchell (R-MI) talked about tax reform and efforts to overhaul the nation’s air traffic control system.

    286 views
  • Hearing Examines Benefits of SelfDriving Trucks
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    Self-Driving Trucks

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the future of self-driving trucks and how federal regulators can promote innovation, competition, and safety in…

    1,351 views
  • emTurn and Jumpem
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    Turn and Jump

    Howard Mansfield talked about his book Howard Mansfield talked about his book Turn and Jump, in which he explains how the railroads invented time zones and their effect on the rest of the country. Measuring…

    323 views
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