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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…

  • 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…

  • emRails Around the Thumbem
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    Rails Around the Thumb

    T.J. Gaffney talked about his book Rails Around the Thumb, about the role of railroads in the development of Michigan’s “thumb” region and their impact on Thomas Edison’s life. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

  • 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…

  • emRails To Paradiseem
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    Rails To Paradise

    Russell Holter talked about his book Rails to Paradise: the History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890 -1919, in which he traces the history of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad and its impact on the Puget Sound…

  • Amtrak CEO Addresses National Press Club
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    Charles Moorman Remarks on Amtrak

    Charles Moorman, the outgoing president and CEO of Amtrak, talked about the future of the federally supported passenger railroad. He outlined Amtrak’s efforts to boost the reliability of services…

  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Infrastructure Spending
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    Infrastructure Spending

    Speakers that included transportation and public policy experts talked about transportation infrastructure priorities and funding challenges.. They focused on President Trump’s $1 trillion…

  • Rise and Fall of the Railroad Industry
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    Rise and Fall of the Railroad Industry

    Rush Loving Jr. talked about the rise and fall of the railroad industry and shared anecdotes from his experience covering American railroads since the 1960s. He is the author of The…

  • DC Metropolitan Area Transit System
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    D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit System

    Paul Wiedefeld gave an update on the troubled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates the District of Columbia’s subway and bus system. He talked about how the agency…

  • Promontory Summit
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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 Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory…

  • Pueblo Railway Museum
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    Pueblo Railway Museum

    Ron Roach talked about Pueblo, Colorado’s railroad history. Located in southeastern Colorado, Pueblo has been a major rail center since the 1800s. Exhibits at the Pueblo Railway Museum focus on the five…

  • Interurban Electric Rail
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    Interurban Electric Rail

    Professor Roger Grant talked about the history of American transportation and the rise of interurban electric rail at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Interurbans were…

  • Secretary Foxx Testifies on Implementation of Highway Spending Bill
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    Implementation of Highway Spending Bill

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx testified at a hearing on the implementation of the $305 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which President Obama signed into…

  • WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld Testifies on DC Metrorail Safety
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    D.C. Metro System Safety

    The heads of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration were among the witnesses at a hearing on safety and reliability issues that have beleaguered…

  • San Bernardinos Railroad History
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    San Bernardino's Railroad History

    Allen Bone, Don Sheets, and Glen Icanberry talked about how the Santa Fe Railroad helped shape the city of San Bernardino, California. Scenes were also shown of the San Bernardino History and Railroad…

  • Hearing on DC Metrorail Safety
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    Washington, D.C., Metrorail Services and Safety

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority leaders and federal transportation safety officials testified at a hearing on safety concerns with the D.C. Metrorail system, and the recent…

  • Pullman Porters
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    Pullman Porters

    Rick Moss showed some of the items from the Pullman porters collection at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. Pullman porters, many of whom were African American, were men hired to work on…

  • Washington Journal Amtrak President Joseph Boardman
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    Railroad Security and Safety

    Joseph Boardman talked about railroad security and safety in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks and the Amtrak train derailment in May 2015. He also spoke about Amtrak’s ridership,…

  • Sacramentos Railroad History
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    Sacramento's Railroad History

    Phil Sexton talked about Sacramento’s role in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and visited the California State Railroad Museum. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

  • Cincinnati Union Terminal
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    Cincinnati Union Terminal

    Nicholas Massa gave a tour of the Cincinnati Union Terminal and talked about how it became one of the last great train stations. Union Terminal is a symbol of the city and a widely regarded example of the…

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